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Present Perfect Continuous Tense

In the present perfect continuous tense first form of the verb is used with the addition of ing ( 1st form + ing). “has been and have been” are the helping verbs of this tense. “has been” is used with the singulars . “have been” is used with all plural nouns.

Affirmative sentences 

Simply 1st form of the verb is used in addition to (ing). Or we can say that the fourth form of the verb is used. 1st form of verb + ing also known as the fourth form of the verb. Has and has been are used as helping verbs. Since/for phrases are used at the end.

Formation :

Sub + helping verb ( has been, have been) + 1st form of verb + ing + object + since/for phrases.

Examples:

  • He has been taking bath since morning,
  • Girls have been clapping and dancing for two hours.
  • Boys have been making noise since morning.
  • He has been riding a horse for two years.
  • Many students have been participating in sports for three years.

Negative of present perfect continuous tense

When we have to make negative sentences, we use not after (has or have) and before been.

Formation :

Subject + helping verb ( has, have) + not +been + 1st form of verb + ing + object + since/for phrases

Examples:

  • He has not been taking bath since morning,
  • Girls have not been clapping and dancing for two hours.
  • The boys have not been making noise since morning.
  • He has not been riding a horse for two years.
  • Many students have not been participating in sports for three years.

Interrogative sentences

In the case of interrogative sentences, the helping verb (has, have) is placed at the start of the sentence. And a question mark is added at the end.

Formation :

Helping verb ( has, have) + Subject + been + 1st form of verb + ing + object + since/for + ?

Examples:

  • Has he been taking bath since morning?
  • Have girls been clapping and dancing for two hours?
  • Have boys been making noise since morning?
  • Has he been riding a horse for two years?
  • Have many students been participating in sports for three years?

Formation of PRESENT PERFECT CONTINUOUS TENSE

Helping Verbs

(has been, have been )

Form of Verb

(first form of verb + ing)

+       Affirmative Sentences

Sub   +   ( has been, have been)   +   ing form   +   object   +   since/for phrases.

He           +          has been        +     taking     +     bath      +     since morning.

–          Negative sentences

Sub   +   (has, have) +   not  + been  +   ing form   +   object   +   since/for phrases.

He      +      has  +      not    + been      +     taking    +     bath     +     since morning.

?       Interrogative Sentences

(has, have) +   Sub   + been +   ing form   +   object   +   since/for phrases + ?

Has    +    He     + been        +     taking     +     bath      +     since morning +  ?

 

Present Perfect Continuous Tense Examples PDF

  • You have been shopping in that market for three hours.
  • We have been watching a movie in this Cineplex for two hours.
  • We have been shopping at this fair for two hours.
  • They have been playing football for an hour.
  • They have been playing cricket in that field for five hours.
  • The poet has been writing romantic poems for several hours.
  • The lyricist has been writing realistic songs since the beginning of his career.
  • She has been finding the dress since morning.
  • I have not been watching the cricket match for an hour.
  • I have been writing articles on different topics since morning.
  • I have been singing different kinds of songs, especially modern.
  • I have been listening to melodious songs for an hour.
  • I have been helping him to do the task for an hour.
  • He has been traveling around the world for a month.
  • He has been studying in the library for three hours.
  • He has been reading the book for two hours.
  • Have you been preparing the assignment for two hours?
  • Have you been listening to realistic songs since morning?
  • My mom has been cooking for three hours.
  • I have been watching the concert for an hour.

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Present Perfect Continuous Tense

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