Present Perfect Progressive Tense

Present Perfect Continuous is used to express a continued or ongoing action that started in past and is continued until now. There should a time reference, such as “since 1980, for three hours etc” .

Note: A sense of time reference in these sentences gives an idea that action has been continued from some time in past till now. Such time reference or sense of time reference is the identity of Present perfect continuous tense because it tells that action has started from a particular time in past.

For example, “Tina has been studying in the university since 2007”, so the it means that Tina has started his education in university in 2005 and she is studying in this university till now.

Examples:

  • It has been raining for three days.
  • They have been living in Paris since 2003.
  • we have been playing chess for three hours.
  • The children have been watching television since 7 O’clock.
  • Has it been raining for three days?
  • Have they been living in Paris since 2007?

Summary

Present Perfect Continuous is used to express a continued or ongoing action that started in past and is continued until now. There should a time reference, such as “since 1980, for three hours etc” .

Note: A sense of time reference in these sentences gives an idea that action has been continued from some time in past till now. Such time reference or sense of time reference is the identity of Present perfect continuous tense because it tells that action has started from a particular time in past.

For example, “Tina has been studying in the university since 2007”, so the it means that Tina has started his education in university in 2005 and she is studying in this university till now.

Examples:

  • It has been raining for three days.
  • They have been living in Paris since 2003.
  • we have been playing chess for three hours.
  • The children have been watching television since 7 O’clock.
  • Has it been raining for three days?
  • Have they been living in Paris since 2007?
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