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    Present perfect simple or continuous

    Present perfect: To talk about past events that have not finished yet.


    Affirmative form: Subject + have/has + past participle of the verb.

    Example: I have known her since 2005.

    Negative form: Subject + have/has + not + past participle of the verb.

    Example: I haven't seen my mother this month, I want to visit her.

    Interrogative form: Have/has + subject + past participle of the verb ?

    Example: Have you both played this game before ?


    Present perfect continuous: To talk about an action that started in the past and has continued in the present.

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

    Example: I've been waiting for so long, where have you been ?

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

    Example: She hasn't been feelling well lately, she must see a doctor.

    Interrogative form: Have/has + subject + been + verb + ing.

    Example: Have you been talking with your parents ?



    Exercise: Fill in the gaps with the given verbs in the correct tense (present perfect/present perfect continuous).


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    1. They (to live) in this town for six months.

    2. I (not/finish) my homework yet.

    3. How much chocolate (she/buy) ?

    4. She (to read) her novel since Monday.

    5. How many times (you/visit) Paris ?

    6. The kids (to watch) cartoons all day.

    7. Leila (to wait) at the coffee shop for her friend.

    8. Sarah (to read) so many books till now.

    9. Sam (to type) many pages since this morning.

    10. They (to do) all the exercises.

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