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    Learn English > English lessons and exercises > English test #55247: Present perfect continuous
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    Present perfect continuous


    Form

    This tense is formed by the present perfect of the verb to be + the present participle:(V+ing).

    - affirmative: I've been working. He has been working.

    - negative:  I have not (haven't) been working.

    - interrogative: have you been working?

    - negative interrogative: haven't you been working?

    Use

    This tense is used for an action which began in the past and is still in progress; or has  just finished.

    I have been driving since 9:00 and I haven't arrived yet.

    I am sorry I am late,have you been waiting long?

    Application

    Complete with the present perfect progressive.

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    1. She looks very depressed, she (to read) a sad story.

    2. They (to smoke) for a long time.

    3. His eyes are red! He (cry) too long,

    4. She (to work) as a model for two years.

    5. She (to wait) for an hour.

    6. How long (you/ to learn) English?

    7. (you /to paint)? You have a stain on your jacket.

    8. I (to play) for 10 minutes.

    9. I am tired, I (to walk) since the daybreak.









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