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Structure of Present Perfect Continuous Tense

PRESENT  PERFECT CONTINUOUS/PROGRESSIVE TENSE
This post includes detailed expressions about Present Perfect Continuous tense and its structures in english. Please follow the list about Structure of Present Perfect Continuous Tense;

The tenses simply show the time of an action.

Present Perfect Continuous Tense indicates that something started in the past and is continuing at the present time.

The Structures of Present Perfect Continuous/Progressive Tense

POSITIVE FORM (+):  

  • Subject + HAVE/HAS + BEEN + Verb-ING

NEGATIVE FORM (-):

  • Subject + HAVE/HAS + NOT + BEEN + Verb-ING

QUESTION FORM (?):

  • HAVE/HAS + Subject + BEEN + Verb-ING




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





Positive Sentences ( Sbj + HAVE/HAS+ BEEN + Ving )

Examples:

  • My father have been repairing the car. That‘s why his hands are greasy.
  • Susan is in the kitchen. She has been making pizza.
  • They have been playing in the room.
  • The mechanic has been repairing our refrigerator.
  • You have been smoking.
  • He has been walking.
  • She has been singing a song.
  • The athlet has been running for a tropy.
  • I have been travelling to this country for four days.
  • We have been learning English since last winter.
  • The child has been watching TV all afternoon.

Negative Sentences ( Sbj + HAVE/HAS NOT + BEEN + Ving )

Examples:

  • My father have not (haven’t) been repairing the car. That‘s why his hands are greasy.
  • Susan is in the kitchen. She has not (hasn’t) been making pizza.
  • They have not (haven’t) been playing in the room.
  • The mechanic has not (hasn’t) been repairing our refrigerator.
  • You have not (haven’t) been smoking.
  • He has not (hasn’t) been walking.
  • The child has not (hasn’t) been wearing a hat.
  • I have not (haven’t) been working since morning.

Question Sentences ( HAVE/HAS + Sbj + BEEN + Ving )

Examples:

  • Have you been studying English?
  • Has it been raining for three hours?
  • Has she been teaching French since 2000?
  • Has the baby been crying since he got up?
  • Have you been hearing me?
  • Your eyes are wet. Have you been cutting onions?
  • Has they been playing since morning?
  • You look very tired. Have you been working for a long time?

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