Present perfect continuous tense structure by Dynamic IELTS – IELTS Grammar 2021

Present perfect continuous tense

Present perfect continuous is a combination of present perfect and present continuous.

It focuses on the action itself, rather than the result of the action.

See, present perfect, which focuses more on the results.

i.e.,

I have been reading the book you suggested.

I have read the book you suggested.

Present perfect is used for

  • Unfinished actions that are still happening in the present.Temporary situations or habits.Actions that have recently finished, with relevant result now.

For Positive sentences,

Subject + have/has + been + ing form of verb + obj

i.e., I have been eating ice cream.

For Negative sentences,

Subject + have/has not + been + ing form of verb + obj

i.e., We haven’t been watching movies.

For the Question sentence,

Have/has + subject + been + ing form of verb + obj?

i.e., Has he been watching movie?

For the Negative question,

Have/has not +subject +been + ing form of verb + obj

i.e., Has not he been watching movie?

Present perfect continuous tense structure by Dynamic IELTS - IELTS Grammar 2021

use of this tensePresent perfect continuous tense

Unfinished actions that are still happening in the present.

  1. I have been living here for three years. (and still, live here now)
  2. I have been waiting for two hours.           (and I am still waiting )

Temporary situation or habits.

  1. I have been jogging a lot recently. (I don’t normally do this.)
  2. I have been reading that book you suggested. (Not quite finished)

Action that has recently finished, with relevant results.

  1. It is been raining. (which is why I am wet.)
  2. I have been studying late this week. (which is why I am tired.)

An action continuing up to now.

  1. How long have you been planning to study abroad?
  2. I have been playing cricket since 10 o’clock.
  3. Sunita has been reading a book for 1 hour.

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