Present Perfect Continuous
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Present Perfect Continuous Tense which is often called as Present Perfect Progressive Tense. First form of verb with ‘ing’ means present participle is used with Singular & Plural Subjects. Singular Subjects are he, she, it and single name. Plural Subjects are I, We, They, You and many things.

Present Perfect Continuous Tense

Helping Verbs and form of verb

Helping verbs —————————>

Form of Verb —————————>

Has & Have + been

1st form of verb (with ing used for all Subjects)

Identification & Formation

Affirmative Sentences (positive)

SubjectHelping VerbBeenVerbObjectSince/ForEvent
Theyhavebeenreadingbookfortwo hours
Ihavebeenplayingvolley ballfor30 minutes

Negative Sentences (negative)

SubjectHelping Verbnot beenVerbObjectSince/ForEvent
Shehasnot beenhelpingAyeshasince2015
Theyhavenot beenreadingbookfortwo hours
Ihavenot beenplayingvolley ballfor30 minutes

Interrogative Sentences (question)

Helping verbSubjectBeenVerbObjectSince/ForEventPunctuation Mark
Hashebeenreadingbookfortwo hours?
HaveIbeenplayingvolley ballfor30 minutes?

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#1. The helping verbs used in Present Perfect Continuous Tense are:


#2. Many students ______ participating in sports for three years.


#3. The structure of Present Perfect Continuous Tense is:


#4. You have been ______ in that market for three hours.


#5. He has been ______ the book for two hours.


#6. I have been writing articles on different topics ______ morning.


#7. ______ has not been riding a horse for two years.


#8. ______ the student been participating in sports for three years?


#9. Girls ______ clapping and dancing for two hours.


#10. I have been watching the concert ______ an hour.

Present Perfect Continuous

English Tenses


Present Indefinite Tense

Present Continuous Tense

Present Perfect Tense

Present Perfect Continuous Tense


Past Indefinite Tense

Past Continuous Tense

Past Perfect Tense

Past Perfect Continuous Tense


Future Indefinite Tense

Future Continuous Tense

Future Perfect Tense

Future Perfect Continuous Tense

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