Is this sentence grammatically correct? ?
I had been cooking before he called me.
- GypsyfishLv 73 months agoFavourite answer
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."
- ZirpLv 73 months ago
only if his call made you stop cooking
- yet-knish!Lv 73 months ago
Yes it is.
- Barkley HoundLv 73 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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- Anonymous3 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)
- TomLv 43 months ago
Ywah. It's simple, and direct.