|They ..... for twenty minutes before the bus came. had waited had been waiting.
I .... just ..... when you rang. had / got up had / been getting up.
When he arrived at the shop, it ..... already ...... . had / closed had / been closing.
After I ....... breakfast, I turned on the TV to watch the news. had had had been having.
When I met him he was tired, because he ......all night. had been working had worked.
Until she went to university she ..... always ..... in the same village. had / lived had / been living.
I ..... him all my life. Now he's dead. had been knowing had known.
The children ..... in the street and they were very dirty. had been playing had played.
John and Kate got married last October, after they .... for ten years. had been going out had gone out.
Ronnie was out of breath because he ..... in the park. had been running had run.
Peter was annoyed with me because he .... for me for forty minutes. had been waiting had waited.
Liam was very happy when he sold the house. He ..... to sell it for 8 months. had tried had been trying.
Mike didn't do his homework because he .... TV all afternoon. had been watching had watched.