Notes On Present Perfect Continuous Tense - CBSE Class 9 English Grammar
This tense is used to talk about an action or actions that started in the past and continued until recently or that continue into the future:

We can use it to refer to an action that has finished but you can still see evidence.

    Oh, the kitchen is a mess. Who has been cooking?
    She looks tired. Have you been sleeping properly?
   

It can refer to an action that has not finished.

    They've been learning English for 10 years and they still don't know very much.
    She has been  been waiting for him for 35 minutes and he still hasn't arrived.
 
It can refer to a series of actions.

    She's been writing to her regularly for a couple of years.
    He's been phoning his friends all week for an answer.
    

The present perfect continuous is often used with 'since', 'for', 'all week', 'for days', 'lately', 'recently', 'over the last few months'.

 
    Sarala hasn't been talking to Sana for weeks.
    They've been working hard on it since a month ages.
     Murthy has  been working here since 2005.

Summary

This tense is used to talk about an action or actions that started in the past and continued until recently or that continue into the future:

We can use it to refer to an action that has finished but you can still see evidence.

    Oh, the kitchen is a mess. Who has been cooking?
    She looks tired. Have you been sleeping properly?
   

It can refer to an action that has not finished.

    They've been learning English for 10 years and they still don't know very much.
    She has been  been waiting for him for 35 minutes and he still hasn't arrived.
 
It can refer to a series of actions.

    She's been writing to her regularly for a couple of years.
    He's been phoning his friends all week for an answer.
    

The present perfect continuous is often used with 'since', 'for', 'all week', 'for days', 'lately', 'recently', 'over the last few months'.

 
    Sarala hasn't been talking to Sana for weeks.
    They've been working hard on it since a month ages.
     Murthy has  been working here since 2005.
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