Present Perfect Continuous Tense Examples 5/5 (1)

The present perfect continuous tense is a special tense which talks about events in the past that last into the present.

Here are some examples.

The present perfect continuous tense examples

Examples of Affirmative sentences

Construction of an affirmative sentence for the present perfect continuous tense:

Subject + have/has + been + verb(-ing) + object.

Examples of present perfect continuous tense:

  • I have been reading for 2 hours.
  • He has been working at that company for three years.
  • He has been watching TV for two hours.
  • They have been complaining for days.
  • Recently, I have been feeling really tired.
  • I have been learning French since I went to school.
  • You have been sleeping too long and missing breakfast.
  • He has been working on the project for past three days.
  • Dog has been barking for five hours.

Examples of negative sentences

Negative sentence construction for the present perfect continuous tense:

Subject + have/has + not + been + verb (-ing) + object.

Examples of present perfect continuous tense:

  • You don’t understand because you haven’t been listening.
  • Their mother has not been cooking all day.
  • It has not been moving since yesterday.
  • David has not been practicing his English.
  • I have not been traveling.
  • They have not been complaining for days.
  • I have not been learning English.
  • She‘s not been reading that book all day.
  • It has not been raining.
  • They have not been eating since morning.

Examples of questions

Question construction for the present perfect continuous tense:

Have/has + subject + been + verb (-ing) + object?

Present Perfect Continuous Question Construction

Examples of present perfect continuous tense:

  • Has it been raining?
  • Has he been living here since 2008?
  • How long have you been learning English?
  • Have you been waiting here for two hours?
  • Have you been exercising lately?
  • Has he been smoking since 2017?
  • Why have you been disturbing me?
  • What have you been doing since I last saw you?

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