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We use the Present Perfect Continuous Tense  to describe an action that began in the past progress and may also continue in the future.

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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?

 

More Examples


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.

 

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