Present Prefect Continuous Tense

Definition: Present Perfect Continuous Tense also called the Present Perfect. It shows the past sentences continuing in the Present Continuous Tense using the “ing” words.

5 Types of Present Perfect Continuous Tense:

  1. Affirmative
  2. Negative
  3. Interrogative
  4. Negative Interrogative
  5. Interrogative with ‘Wh-word’

Affirmative

Formula: Subject + has/have + been +V1(ing) +object

Since: point of time

For: duration

Since: morning, since, last week, since 1947, since last Monday.

For: for 2 years , for 2 hours, for 2 days

Examples:

  1. Rakesh has been going to college since last Monday
  2. Radhika have been eating mango for 2 hours.
  3. You have been writing an application for 11 O’clock
  4. They have been playing cricket for 3 hours.
  5. She has been drinking coffee for 30 minutes.

Negative

Formula: Subject + has/have + not + been +V1(ing) +object

Examples:

  1. Rakesh has not been going to college since last Monday.
  2. Radhika have not been eating mango for 2 hours.
  3. You have not been writing an application for 11 O’clock.
  4. They have not been playing cricket for 3 hours
  5. She has not been drinking coffee for 30 minutes.

Interrogative

Formula: Has/Have + subject + been + V1(ing) + object?

Examples:

  1. Has Rakesh been going to college since last Monday?
  2. Have Radhika been eating mango for 2 hours?
  3. Have you been writing an application for 11 O’clock?
  4. Have they been playing cricket for 3 hours?
  5. Has she been drinking coffee for 30 minutes?

Negative Interrogative

Formula: Has/Have + subject + not + been + V1(ing) + object?

Examples:

  1. Has Rakesh not been going to college since last Monday?
  2. Have Radhika not been eating mango for 2 hours?
  3. Have you not been writing an application for 11 O’clock?
  4. Have they not been playing cricket for 3 hours?
  5. Has she not been drinking coffee for 30 minutes?

Interrogative with ‘Wh-word’

Formula: Wh-word + has/have + subject + been + V1(ing) + object?

Examples:

  1. Where has Rakesh going since last Monday?
  2. What has Radhika been eating for 2 hours?
  3. When you been writing an application?
  4. What they been playing for 3 hours?
  5. When she been drinking coffee.

Uses:

To work has been started in the past is continued in the present.

Example:

  • She have living here since 2000.
  • They have been playing for 1

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