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English Grammar

Present Perfect Continuous Verb Tense


How is the present perfect continuous tense used?

The present perfect continuous tense is a tense that is a tense that is sometimes confusing. It refers to an action that started in the past, but has continued to the present or has just finished.The present perfect continous tense uses the auxiliary verb "have - has" and -ing added to the main verb.

The present perfect continuous tense is used when:

  • The action started in the past.
  • The action continued at the time of speaking/writing
  • or the action just finished at the time of speaking/writing
  • The statement answers "how long" an action has been happening.
  • The action has happened continuously with stopping.
 

Past Present Future
I have been waiting for my teacher for 1 hour. x x -
We have been learning English since the age of three. x x -
They have not been playing basketball for a long time. x x -
My sister has not been living in China for many years. x x -
Has your house been racing for a long time? x x -
Have you been living in that has since you have been married? x x -



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