Present Perfect Continuous

Grammar explanations Present Perfect Continuous form
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Exercises Present Perfect Continuous

The Present Perfect Continous Tense is also called: The Present Perfect Progressive Tense. It belongs to the group of present tenses in English. If you want to find out more about this tense you should go to one of the tabs above.

One could say that this tense is very similar to two tenses: Present Perfect and Present Continuous and if you already know these two tenses you should not find it dificult to master the tense in question.

Present Perfect Progressive (Present Perfect Continuous) is used when we are talking about activities which started in the past and they are still going on.

I've been waiting for half an hour and she still hasn't turned up.

present perfect progressive

When we are talking about activities which started in the past and they have just finished.

I'm so sorry I'm late. Have you been waiting long?

present perfect progressive
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