07 Mar 02:44 PM

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Question about English (UK)

Here is the question:
- Why are you so tired?
1. I was working all night
2. I had been working all night
Which one is the best answer?
The night is over and the question is being asked the next day.

If the night hadn't been over yet, the answer would have been using Present Perfect Continuous (I have been working all night) and not Present Continuous (I am working all night), I guess
So logically I would choose the second answer. However, I have asked a native the same question and he said he would use the first one and the second one sounded weird.

What do you think is right? Are these options interchangeable?
Thank you!

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