The Present Perfect Continuous Tense - Tenses, English, Class 8 Notes | Study English Class 8 - Class 8

Class 8: The Present Perfect Continuous Tense - Tenses, English, Class 8 Notes | Study English Class 8 - Class 8

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Structure

 

Positive or Affirmative Sentences Sub + has/ have/ + been + V1 + ing + 
Negative Sentences Sub + has/ have + not been + V1 + ing + 
Interrogative Sentences Has/ Have + sub + been + V1 + ing + .... ?
Interrogative-negative Sentences Has/ Have + sub + not + been + V1 + ing + .... ?

 

Let’s understand them with examples:

 

Positive or Affirmative  Negative Interrogative Interrogative­ negative
I have been playing for two hours. I have not been playing for two hours. Have I been playing for two hours? Have I not been playing for two hours?
You have been playing since 5 o’clock? You have not been playing since 5 o’clock. Have you been playing since 5 o’clock? Have you not been playing since 5 o’clock?
We have been playing for a long time. We have not been playing for a long time. Have we been playing for a long time? Have we not been playing for a long time?
He/ She/ It has been playing since 8 o’clock. He/ She/ It has not been playing since 8 o’clock. Has he/ she/ it been playing since 8 o’clock? Has he/ she/ it not been playing since 8 o’clock?
They have been playing for three hours. They have not been playing for three hours. Have they been playing for three hours? Have they not been playing for three hours?

 

Uses

The Present Perfect Continuous  Tense is used to express an action which began in the past but is still continuing. Since or for is used to denote the length of time;

For example:
(i) I have been doing work in the kitchen for two hours.
(ii) The teacher has been teaching us since 10 o’clock.

Note:
Since is used for a point of time; e.g. – Since Monday, Since 2 o’clock, Since Morning, etc.
For is used for a period of time; e.g. – For several years,  For five days, For two weeks, etc.

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