• THE PRESENT PERFECT CONTINUOUS TENSE
    ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

    THE PRESENT PERFECT CONTINUOUS TENSE

    The Present Perfect Continuous Tense Form The present perfect continuous tense is formed by adding the present participle to the present perfect tense of the verb to be: has/have + been + – ing. Examples She has been sleeping. We have been praying.   Function This tense is used to express: an action that began in the recent past and is still continuing or has just finished in the present: Mary has been going to school. Who has been crying in this house? We have been waiting (for you, for an hour, or since morning).     The Past Perfect Tense (also called the pluperfect) Form This tense is formed…

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