Present Perfect Continuous Tense in English Grammar

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This article explains about past perfect continuous tense in English grammar.

PRESENT PERFECT CONTINUOUS TENSE

Present perfect continuous tense is used to represent an action finished in the instant past time, but the value of significant importance given to the extent of the action or the time of the action than the time of finishing point.

Present perfect continuous tense is used to denote an action or deed that commenced in the past time, but even now keeping on at time of speaking.

Present perfect continuous tense is used to denote an action or deed that previously finished, but at the same time as a declaration of report of details of the action or deed at the time of verbal communication.

The auxiliary verbs used with present perfect continuous tenses are HAVE BEEN and HAS BEEN.

Pleural subjects I, WE, YOU, THEY.

Singular subjects HE, SHE, IT.

Verb form is VERB+ING of a verb.

Now we will see some examples:

1. What have you been studying in these years?

I have been studying medicine in these years.

2. Where have they been staying since now?

They have been staying in a hotel since now for the last two years.

3. Has he been writing stories yet?

Yes, he has been writing stories yet.

4. Why have we been learning this course all these years?

We have been learning this course all these years because we love this course.

5. Has he been loving you still?

No, he has not been loving me, he has married another girl.

6. Has the machine been running good yet?

Yes, the machine has been still running fine.

Declaration of clarification of finished action:

Where has Rahul been the whole year?

He has been studying a computer course in Delhi for the whole year.

Significance given to the extent of action:

Where was your love all these years?

My love has been hiding in my heart all these years.

An action is still carrying on at the time of speaking:

I have been practising medicine in this hospital for the last 10 years.

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author avatar Lolo
19th Mar 2013 (#)

walah 2noo beganeen ?

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author avatar Lolo
19th Mar 2013 (#)

والله انوو مفيد كتيير بعلمنااا عن الفعل المضارع المستر أشياء كثيرة ؟؟

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