5 Sentences of Present Perfect Continuous Tense

The present perfect continuous tense is employed in a sentence to indicate an action that started in the recent past and is still continuing in the present. It is also referred to as the present perfect progressive tense as the action progresses from the past to the present.

Formula and Structure of the Present Perfect Continuous Tense

The present perfect continuous tense can be formed by following the formula given below.

Subject + have/has + been + present participle (verb+ing) + the rest of the sentence

Like every other tense, the sentence structure of the present perfect continuous tense can be analysed in its positive, negative, interrogative and negative interrogative kinds of sentences.

Structure of the Present Perfect Continuous Tense
Positive Negative Interrogative Negative Interrogative
Subject + have/has + been + present participle + the rest of the sentence Subject + have/has + not + been + present participle + the rest of the sentence Have/has + subject + been + present participle + the rest of the sentence Have/has + subject + not + been + present participle + the rest of the sentence

(or)

Haven’t / hasn’t + subject + been + present participle + the rest of the sentence

Examples:

  • have been working on this project for a week.
Examples:

  • have not been working on this project for a week.
Examples:

  • Have been working on this project for a week
Examples:

  • Haven’t been working on this project for a week?

Examples of Present Perfect Continuous Tense Sentences

  1. You have been telling a lie.
  2. He has been going to the morning walk.
  3. She has been watching a movie since morning.
  4. John has been studying for four hours.
  5. They have been playing football.
  6. When have you been cooking food?
  7. He has been treating her wife like a princess.
  8. She has been preparing for the exam for three months.
  9. have been trying to learn the English language.
  10. Ben has been losing weight since his accident.
  11. We have been beliving this.
  12. They have been writing a book.
  13. He has been spending too much money.
  14. have been driving a car for ten years.
  15. We have not been playing cricket.
  16. have been eating healthy food
  17. Every summer vacation we have been going to the hill station.
  18. She has been singing a song.
  19. We have been working for two years.
  20. He has been saving money.
  21. They have been reading book since a year.

Exercise of Present Perfect Continuous Tense

Fill in the correct form of the verb as shown in the above sentences.

  1. She _____________ cricket since morning. (play)
  2. They ______________ to market. (not go)
  3. He ___________ the internet. (surf)
  4. They _____________ to tuition. (go)
  5. My dad _____________ to the office on foot. (go)
Answers
  1. She has been playing cricket since morning. (play)
  2. They have not been going to market. (not go)
  3. He has been surfing the internet. (surf)
  4. They have been going to tuition. (go)
  5. My dad has been going to the office on foot. (go)

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