We use the verb had and the past participle for the past perfect and The past perfect continuous is formed with had been and the -ing form of the verb:
- When Mel died he and Jenifer had been married for nearly thirty years.
- He didn’t want to move. He had lived in Seattle all her life.
In sentence 1, had+married, past participle for marry, why is been here and what does it mean by placing here?
In sentence 2, had+lived past participle : why is been not used here?
I mean to ask, why do we sometimes use had been and have been excluding the past perfect and present perfect continuous sentences in a sentence, what does it mean?