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Lesson 4: Present Perfect Continuous Tense

Faster English July 2, 2024

In this lesson, we will explore the present perfect continuous tense in English. We will discuss its structure, usage, and provide examples in the affirmative, negative, and interrogative forms.

Grammar Structure:

The present perfect continuous tense is used to describe actions that started in the past, are still ongoing, and have a connection to the present.

Affirmative Form: Subject + have/has + been + present participle (-ing form of the verb) Example:

I have been studying for three hours.

They have been playing tennis since morning.

Negative Form: Subject + have not/has not + been + present participle Example:

She has not been working out lately.

We have not been watching TV all day.

Interrogative Form: Have/Has + subject + been + present participle? Example:

Have you been waiting for a long time?

Has he been reading that book?