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Present Perfect Continuous Tense

How do we make the present perfect continuous tense?

Formula : subject + auxiliary verb (have/has) + been + V1 + ing

See this example below :

Present Perfect Continuous Tense

Contractions

When we use the present perfect continuous tense in speaking, we often contract the subject and the first auxiliary. We also sometimes do this in informal writing.

Present Perfect Continuous Tense

How do we use the present perfect continuous tense?

This tense is called the present perfect continuous tense. There is usually a connection with the present or now. There are basically two uses for the present perfect continuous tense:

1. An action that has just stopped or recently stopped

We use the present perfect continuous tense to talk about an action that started in the past and stopped recently. There is usually a result now.

e.g : I'm tired [now] because I've been running.

2. An action continuing up to now

We use the present perfect continuous tense to talk about an action that started in the past and is continuing now. This is often used with for or since.
e.g : I have been reading for 2 hours. [I am still reading now.]

For and since with present perfect continuous tense

We often use for and since with the present perfect tense.

We use for to talk about a period of time—5 minutes, 2 weeks, 6 years.
We use since to talk about a point in past time—9 o'clock, 1st January, Monday.

For can be used with all tenses. Since is usually used with perfect tenses only.
e.g : I have been studying for 3 hours.


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