PRESENT PERFECT CONTINUOUS TENSE DEFINITION, STRUCTURE, EXAMPLES, FORMS, FORMULAS

Present Perfect Continuous Tense Structure, Examples

The present perfect continuous tense is a verb tense which is used to show that an action started in the past and has continued up to the present moment.

       For example: He has been playing cricket for two hours.

The present perfect continuous tense usually emphasizes duration, or the amount of time that an action has been taking place. The present perfect continuous tense used with or without a duration.

      For example: Recently, I have been feeling well.

Structure of Sentence:

Sentences

Formula

Examples

Positive sentences

Subject + has / have been + ing with verb + time of occurrence

  • He has been writing for an hour.
  • She has been travelling since morning.
  • We have been watching tv since evening.
  • She has been dancing since morning.
  • They have been running since morning.

Negative sentences

Subject + have not / has not been + ing with verb + time of occurrence

  • He has not been writing for an hour.
  • She has not been travelling since morning.
  • We have not been watching tv since evening.
  • She has not been dancing since morning.
  • They have not been running since morning.

Interrogative sentences

Has/Have + subject + been + ‘ing’ form of verb + time frame

  • Has he been writing for an hour.
  • Has she been travelling since morning.
  • Have we been watching tv since evening.
  • Has she been dancing since morning.
  • Have they been running since morning.

 

Forms of Sentence

Positive form of sentences

Positive form

Short Form

have been

Ive been

you have been

you’ve been

he has been

he‘s been

she has been

she‘s been

it has been

it‘s been

we have been

weve been

they have been

theyve been

Negative form

Negative Form

 Short Form

have not been

I haven’t been

You have not been

You haven’t been

He has not been

He hasn’t been

She has not been

She hasn’t been

It has not been

It hasn’t been

We have not been

We haven’t been

They has not been

They haven’t been

Question / interrogative

Yes / No Questions

have I been?

have you been?

has he been?

has she been?

has it been?

have we been?

have they been?

Wh Questions

 

where

have I been?

what

have you been?

why

has he been?

who

has she been?

when

have we been?

how

have they been?

Examples

Positive Sentences

work

study

go

I have been working

I have been studying

I have been going

You have been working

You have been studying

You have been going

He has been working

He has been studying

He has been going

She has been working

She has been studying

She has been going

It has been working

It has been studying

It has been going

We have been working

We have been studying

We have been going

They have been working

They have  been studying

They have been going

Negative Sentences

Sentences

Negative Short Form

have not been working

haven’t been working

You have not been working

You haven’t been working

He has not been working

He hasn’t been working

She has not been working

She hasn’t been working

It has not been working

It hasn’t been working

We have not been working

We haven’t been working

They have not been working

They haven’t been working

Question Sentences

Yes / No questions

Have I been working ?

Have you been working ?

Has he been working ?

Has she been working ?

Has it been working ?

Have we been working ?

Have they been working ?

Wh Questions

Question

Sentence

where

Have I been working ?

Where have I been working

what

Have you been working?

What have you been working

why

Has he been working?

Why has he been working

who

Has she been working?

Who has she been working

when

Have we been working?

When have we been working

how

Have they been working?

How have they been working

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