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    Present perfect continuous


    Present perfect continuous tense is used for an action beginning in the past and  continuing in the present.

    Example: Jack has been sitting here for 3 hours. The example shows that Jack sat here 3 hours ago and continues until now.

    Affirmative form: Subject + has/have + been + verb (infinitive) + ing.

    Negative form: Subject + has/have + not + been + verb (infinitive) + ing.

    Interrogative form: Has/Have been + subject + verb (infinitive) + ing?

    Important notice:

    Present perfect continuous tense is usually used with verbs that express subject situation.

    Verbs like: stay, wait, study, live, lie, learn, rest, sit, and stand...and others.


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    1. The dog (sit) in the corner of the kitchen since tea time.

    2. I (look) at the sky for ten minutes, but I couldn't see any plane.

    3. I (stand) here in the snow for 30 minutes.

    4. Jack (learn) Spanish for two years, but he can't read a newspaper yet.

    5. Joseph (work) in the City hospital for fifteen years.

    6. Although Daisy (cook) all the afternoon, the dinner isn't ready yet.

    7. My friends (work) in the farm since ten o'clock, therefore they are tired.

    8. John (talk) about tenses in English because he begins to present his essay.

    9. My students (do) their homework but they haven't finished yet.

    10. Christopher (live) in Paris since 2002.

    11. The tourists (listen/not) to the tour guide because she speaks in a low voice.

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