In a past narrative, I often see people using Past Perfect Progressive for things that are still true, which is odd to me, as the Past Perfect Progressive is an action that started in the past and continued up until a point in the past.
He asked calmly, scuffing his shoes on the carpet that hadn't been vacuumed for a long time
Shouldn't it be:
[...] wasn't been vacuumed for a long time
Since the Past P. is supposedly for things that stopped being true after some point in the past?