Present perfect continuous

The present perfect continuous is used here (have + been + living) to describe an experience that happened in the past and continues until the present moment

Present perfect continuous

Complete overview of present perfect continuous forms including positive forms, negative forms and question forms

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We can use the present continuous or the present simple to talk about permanent or temporary

Exercises on Present Perfect Progressive

Subject Auxiliary verb (present tense) Auxiliary verb (past participle

Notes and Answer Key on Page 2

Present Perfect Progressive (Present Perfect Continuous) Choose the correct verb from the list below to complete the following sentences

Present Perfect Continuous Positive and Negative

Present Perfect Simple vs Continuous

It is used when a long action has started in the past and has just ended (usually recently) or is still continuing

I cannot sleep because the baby (cry)

It can be used for actions that began in the past and continue to the present or actions that began in the past but have now finished

It tests what you learned on the Present Perfect Continuous page

Present perfect simple / continuous 2

Using the present perfect continuous focuses on the activity

The present perfect continuous tense (also known as the present perfect progressive tense) shows that something started in the past and is continuing at the present time

This is because of the fact that they differ from each other to some extent

THE PRESENT PERFECT CONTINUOUS TENSE This is used for actions or activities that started in the past and continue into the present

The present perfect simple usually focuses on the result of the activity in some way, and the present perfect continuous usually focuses on the activity itself in some way

The present perfect continuous (also called present perfect progressive) is a verb tensewhich is used to show that an action started in the past and has continued up to the present moment