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English Grammar

Present Perfect Continuous Tense



We use Present Perfect Continuous Tense in two scenarios. The first one is that it uses with the action that has just stopped.

The second one is for the situation that happen in the past and continue until the moment

Structure of Present Perfect Continuous Tense

Subject + have/ has + been + V ing

When do we use Present Perfect Continuous Tense

1. When the situation happened in the past and is continuing until the present

  • I have been typing this letter for 2 hours now (still typing while saying.)
  • John has been waiting for marry for 3 hours (still see John waiting while saying.)

2. When the situation happened in the past and just ended a short moment ago.

  • I have been typing this letter for 2 hours now (just finish typing while saying.)
  • John has been waiting for marry for 3 hours (just see John stop waiting while saying.)

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