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Please help me understand these sentences better:

He called while I had been sleeping.

Is this correct? And, if it is what, is the difference between that and:

He called me while I was sleeping?

Or:

I was working when he called.

and

I had been working when he called?

Thank you very much!

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He called while I had been sleeping.

Is wrong, I would rather say:

He called while I was sleeping.

or

He called while I was asleep.

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"I was working when he called" means that you were working at the moment he called and maybe you couldn't take the call at that moment.

"When he called I had been working" could mean two things: either you had been working, for a period of time, until the moment he called, or you had just stopped working.

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