Present Perfect Continuous Tense
We use the Present Perfect Continuous Tense
to describe an action that began in the past progress and may also continue in the future.Time expressions:
up to now
for a long time
all day, all week..
Forming Present Perfect Continuous Tense
|Affirmative Form||Subject + have / has + been + verb(ing)...|
|I have been waiting for the train.|
|Negative Form||Subject + haven't / hasn't + been + verb(ing)...|
|I haven't been waiting for the train.|
|Question Form||Have / has + subject + been + verb(ing)...?|
|Has she been watching TV?|
|Negative Question||Haven't / hasn't + subject + been + verb(ing)...|
|Haven't they been looking for Victoria?|
a. The poor man has been waiting at the corner for an hour.
b. I have been practicing the piano for twenty minutes.
c. How long have you been learning English?
c. How long have you been living in this city?
e. The students have been waiting for the results.
f. Henry has been watching TV since seven o'clock.
Quick ExerciseComplete the following sentences using the present perfect continuous tense form of the verbs in brackets.
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