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Hi,

This is refering to a situation in the past.

Please let me know which of the following is correct? are all of them wrong?

I was just studying when she called?
I just started studying when she called?
I had just been started studying when she called?

Thanks,
Ravi
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Hi, ravikumarkargam.
ravikumarkargamHi,

This is refering to a situation in the past.

Please let me know which of the following is correct? are all of them wrong?

I was just studying when she called? It's acceptable and moreover the most suitable here. She called before you were in the process of studying. Using "just" is more suitable with the Perfect Tenses.
I started studying when she called? The call happened when you studied.

I had just been started studying when she called? Wrong. "I had been studying for hours when she called." She called after you were studying or in the end of it.
If you want to emphasise moment when she called you and due to it you got interrupted, you can say: "I was studying when she called "

Thanks,
Raviff

AnonymousHi,

This is refering to a situation in the past.

Please let me know which of the following is correct? are all of them wrong?

I was just studying when she called?

I just started studying when she called?

I had just been started studying when she called?

Thanks,

Ravi

You've made a great effort with some particularly troublesome tense formations and combinations. This is the one you want.
I had just started studying (to study) when she called. [8:00 I started to study; 8:05 she called.]
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I was studying when she called . Is it possible?
Fandorin I was studying when she called . Is it possible?

It's fine. At some undisclosed time in the past you started to study, and she called before you stopped studying.
I started to study when she called? The call happened after I started study.

"I had been studying for hours when she called." She called after you were studying or in the end of it.
Are those right?
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I started to study when she called? The call happened after I started study.

"I had been studying for hours when she called." She called I were studying (and had done it for a long hours).
Are those right?
FandorinI started to study when she called? The call happened after I started study.

"I had been studying for hours when she called." She called after you were studying or in the end of it.

Are those right?

I started to study when she called? Simultaneous actions.

"I had been studying for hours when she called." She called after you were studying or in the end of it. She probably interrupted your studying, but it could be that you had recently finished.
He cooked an eggs, brought a fresh cabbage and sat in the chair.
The actions follow each other and there is no need to use Past Perfect, isn't there?
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