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Is this sentence grammatically correct? ?

 I had been cooking before he called me. 

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  • 2 months ago
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    It is grammatically correct. However, native speakers rarely use the past perfect when they speak. It's something you're more likely to see in academic books. Most people would say "I was cooking before he called me."

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  • Zirp
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    only if his call made you stop cooking

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  • 2 months ago

    Yes it is.

    .....

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  • 2 months ago

    "I was cooking before he called me" sounds much better.

    "had been" is probably OK but it means you had finished before he called.

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  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    yes but to write it better

    I was cooking then he called

    was it on the phone or knock on the door

    you have not made that clear

    (me on the phone)

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  • Tom
    Lv 4
    2 months ago

    Ywah. It's simple, and direct.

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