@ilko mitrikov posted:
I had been in a band for a year before the audition . In this question was the person still in the band before the audition ?
With the past perfect simple, it is not clear whether the person was still in a band or not. If we use a verb in the past perfect continuous, then it becomes clear the person still belonged to a band:
- I had been playing in a band for a year before the audition.