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Present Perfect Continuous Tense

In the Present Perfect Continuous tense, the action has been taking place for some time and is still ongoing.The duration for which the action has been going on is usually mentioned in the present perfect continuous tense.

POSITIVE STATEMENTS

SUBJECT

HAVE BEEN/ HAS BEEN

VERB + ing

REST OF THE SENTENCE

I

have been

waiting

for an hour.

You

have been

waiting

for an hour.

He

has been

waiting

for an hour.

Mohan

has been

waiting

for an hour.

The boy

has been

waiting

for an hour.

She

has been

waiting

for an hour.

Pooja

has been

waiting

for an hour.

The girl

has been

waiting

for an hour.

We

have been

waiting

for an hour.

You

have been

waiting

for an hour.

They

have been

waiting

for an hour.

The children

have been

waiting

for an hour.

Notice that we use

‘have been’ with the subjects ‘I’, ‘You’, ‘We’ and ‘They’

‘has been’ with the subjects ‘He’ and ‘She’

The verb form remains the same for all subjects.

NEGATIVE STATEMENTS

SUBJECT

HAVE NOT BEEN / HAS NOT BEEN

VERB + ing

REST OF THE SENTENCE

I

have not been

living

in Mumbai since March.

You

have not been

living

in Mumbai since March.

He

has not been

living

in Mumbai since March.

Mohan

has not been

living

in Mumbai since March.

The boy

has not been

living

in Mumbai since March.

She

has not been

living

in Mumbai since March.

Pooja

has not been

living

in Mumbai since March.

The girl

has not been

living

in Mumbai since March.

We

have not been

living

in Mumbai since March.

You

have not been

living

in Mumbai since March.

They

have not been

living

in Mumbai since March.

The children

have not been

living

in Mumbai since March.

Notice that we use

‘have not been’ with the subjects ‘I’, ‘You’, ‘We’ and ‘They’

‘has not been’ with the subjects ‘He’ and ‘She’

The verb form remains the same for all subjects.

INTERROGATIVE STATEMENTS / QUESTIONS

HAVE / HAS

SUBJECT

BEEN

VERB + ing

REST OF THE SENTENCE

Have

I

been

working

hard for the last three days?

Have

you

been

working

hard for the last three days?

Has

he

been

working

hard for the last three days?

Has

Mohan

been

working

hard for the last three days?

Has

the boy

been

working

hard for the last three days?

Has

she

been

working

hard for the last three days?

Has

Pooja

been

working

hard for the last three days?

Has

the girl

been

working

hard for the last three days?

Have

we

been

working

hard for the last three days?

Have

you

been

working

hard for the last three days?

Have

they

been

working

hard for the last three days?

Have

the men

been

working

hard for the last three days?

Notice that we use

‘have’ with the subjects ‘I’, ‘You’, ‘We’ and ‘They’

‘has’ with the subjects ‘He’ and ‘She’

The verb form remains the same for all subjects.

Present Perfect Continuous Tense Exercise