Present PerFECT CONTINUOUS Tense
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Present Perfect ContinuousTense HAS/HAVE BEEN+DOING Affirmative Negative Questions Ihavebeen+playing You Wehavebeen+playing They‘vebeen+playing He Shehasbeen+playing It‘s beenplaying Ihaven’t been +playing You Wehaven’tbeen+playing They Hehasn’tbeen+playing She It HaveIbeen+playing? You HaveWebeen+playing They He HasShebeen+playing It
Application Inclusive Exclusive An action which began in the Past and is still going on. An action which was recently in progress but is not going on at this moment. I have been learning English for 10 years. ! I have known her since childhood. Why are your eyes red? Have you been crying? There are puddles everywhere. It has been raining.
Adverbs of time FOR SINCE For 2 years For ages For a month For a few days For a lifetime For all my life Since last year Since my childhood Since I know him Since last Christmas I’ve been working on this problem for a week. I’ve been searching for a job since September. SINCE WHEN? HOW LONG?
Compare Present Continuous Present Perfect Continuous WHEN? HOW LONG? Whatareyouwriting? I’m writinga letter. Ihave been writingit for an hour. FOR SINCEDURATIONOF ACTION
Compare Present Perfect Present Perfect Continuous A completedaction, a result Anincompleteness, a process The bottle is empty. Somebodyhas drunkthe lemonade. Somebodyhas been drinkingfrom this bottle. It’s half empty. To criticizeor complain. Whohas been messingaround with my papers? They’re all over the place.