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 playingHe has not ( hasn’t ) been playingHas he been playingHasn’t he been playing
She has been playingShe has not ( hasn’t ) been playingHas she been playingHasn’t she been playing
It has been playingIt has not ( hasn’t ) been playingHas it been playingHasn’t it been playing
I have been playingI have not (haven’t) been playingHave I been playingHaven’t I been playing
You have been playingYou have not ( haven’t ) been playingHave you been playingHaven’t you been playing
We have been playingWe have not ( haven’t ) been playingHave we been playingHaven’t we been playing
They have been playingThey have not ( haven’t ) been playingHave they been playingHaven’t they been playing