Present Perfect Continuous Tense in English


Present Perfect Continuous Tense in English




Present Perfect Continuous Tense is used to express an action which started before now ( or in the past ) and has continued up until now ( or into the present ) . The action may not be finish at that time. This action may still be continuing or may have just finished.


POSITIVE FORM
(+) :

Subject ( I, You, We, You, They ) +  HAVE + BEEN +  V-ING

Subject ( He, She, It ) +  HAS BEEN +  V-ING

NEGATIVE FORM (-) :

Subject ( I, You, We, You, They ) +  HAVE + NOT + BEEN +  V-ING

Subject ( He, She, It ) +  HAS + NOT + BEEN +  V-ING

 

QUESTION FORM (?) :

 

HAVE + Subject ( I, You, We, You, They ) + BEEN +  V-ING

HAS + Subject ( He, She, It ) + BEEN +  V-ING

NEGATIVE QUESTION FORM (?) :

HAVE + NOT + Subject ( I, You, We, You, They ) + BEEN +  V-ING

HAS + NOT + Subject ( He, She, It ) + BEEN +  V-ING

SHORT ANSWER FORMS ( + / – ) :

YES / NO + Subject ( I, You, We, You, They )+ have / have not (haven’t)

YES / NO + Subject  ( He, She, It ) + has / has not (hasn’t)




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

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