Present Perfect Continuous Tense, Using and Examples

English Present Perfect Continuous Tense, Using and Examples

Present Perfect Continuous Tense, Using and Examples


Present Perfect Continuous Tense

When we talk about situations and events that started in the past and continued in a process, we need to use Present Perfect Continuous Tense. If an event has happened in the past and it is not an event happening in time, not just in a second, it is important to provide information about the continuity of the event. In this context, people use Present Perfect Continuous Tense. When using this tape, it does not matter what time interval the event took place. It is the main purpose of the speaker to explain that the event took place in the past. Usually in stories and fairy tales, the sentence set up is performed with this tense. Therefore, the Present Perfect Continuous Tense can be described as a common one.

Positive Sentence

Note that you must use the words have and has to perform the present Perfect Continuous Tense Positive Sentence installation. In these sentences, unlike all the other words ” been ” is used. This is the most basic word that adds continuity to the sentence. The verb used after this word should be added with ‘’-ing’’. Otherwise, continuity suffix is not given and the sentence becomes passive. Passive meaning and Present Perfect Continuous Tense are quite different from each other. Therefore, we should not forget to bring this attachment to the verbs. In singular objects, we use has, in plural objects and in I, we use have. Let’s see examples.



Subject + have / has + been + Ving + Object

  1. I have been working for 3 hours.
  2. She has been waiting for you since 3 days ago.
  3. They have been saying that no one can exit from this room.
Negative Sentence

When using Present Perfect Continuous Tense Negative Sentence, the things you need to pay attention to are exactly the same things you should pay attention to in positive sentences. Unlike the others, after using the word have or has, it is necessary to add ‘’not’’ to the sentence. Then the verb should be used together with the suffix -ing.

Subject + have / has + not + been + Ving + Object

  1. She has not been loving you at that time.
  2. They have not been going to the concer. We misunderstood them.
  3. I have not been talking with you, she was my mom.
  4. He has not been yelling at her.




Here is Present Perfect Continuous Tense Positive, Negative Question Forms;

POSITIVE (+) NEGATIVE (-) QUESTION (?)
I have been starting I have not (haven’t) been starting Have I been starting
You have been starting You have not (haven’t) been starting Have you been starting
He has been starting He has not (hasn’t) been starting Has she been starting
She has been starting She has not (hasn’t) been starting Has he been starting
It has been starting It has not (hasn’t) been starting Has it been starting
We have been starting We have not (haven’t) been starting Have we been starting
You have been starting You have not (haven’t) been starting Have you been starting
They have been starting They have not (haven’t) been starting Have they been starting

 


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