Present Perfect Continuous Progressive Tense

Present Perfect Continuous

You are going to Learn:
1 - Usage - Definition
2 - Fomrula - Structure
3 - Examples / Excerises
4 - Negative - Examples
5 - Interrogative - Structure
6 - Conclusion


Basics:

Before we start learning it first we should know that in english grammar we have 12 tenses which are:
  1. Present Tense
  2. Past Tense
  3. Future Tense
  4. Present Continuous Tense
  5. Past Continuous Tense
  6. Future Continuous Tense
  7. Present Perfect Tense
  8. Past Perfect Tense
  9. Future Perfect Tense
  10. Present Perfect Continuous Tense
  11. Past Perfect Continuous Tense
  12. Future Perfect Continuous Tense

Present Perfect Continuous - Definition:



"An Action Which Had Been In Progress In The Prepast Up To The Past"

Definition - Explaination:

You must be confused and thinking what does it "An Action Which Started in the Past and in Progress Up to Present" !!! well don't worry when iam teaching. this defintion/usage is very easy to understand and to make you understand i have examples for you which will clear your all confusions ok!!!
Example No 1: "Your Heart has been beating for 20 years"
According to me the best example to understand this tense is by this example "Your Heart has been beating for 20 years". lets say your are now 20 years old can you please tell me since when your (heart Is beating?) well you will say since i was born - so try to understand this action (heart beating) started when you were born and till now your heart is pumping blood to your body 27/7 so this action is still continue - so in order to tell this kinds of actions we use present perfect tense - when an action started (which in case is heart beating) in the past and the action is still continue
Example No 2: "I have been waiting for your since 6:15 AM"
let's say me and my friend decided to go for a morning walk so i woke up at 6:00 Am because he said "come to my house at 6:15Am then we will go together"

so i reached to his house ring the bell and he comes out from the window and says just 5 mins. i wait for him ....... and now its 6:45Am and still he is not ready so i become angry and use future perfect tense to tell him "oh my brother I have been waiting for him since 6:15 AM" So what this sentence is telling that "The action which in this sentence is (waiting) started in the past (Means at 6:15Am) and still continue

Present Perfect Continuous Tense : Structure



Till now we have understood the usages or the defintions of Present Perfect Continuous Tense. now we should understand how to make example sentences to do that we need to see the structure of making examples which is

Subject:

Means Who or What Performs The Action. It Can Be ( He , She , it , They , You , We ) or Anyname - For Example: - He, Naveed, Computer, English
Why do we use Helping Verbs? - May be you ask yourself why do we need Helping Verb Well the simplest answer of this question is as you know in english grammar we have many structues so how will a person will understand which tense are you using to make this confusion clear every tense has its own helping verb so that a person can understand oh this tense you are using ok!!! in this tense we have two helping Verbs - (have been , has been)
Have Been = Are is also a helping verb - We use Have Been With plural Ex: I , They , We or any plural Names - like: "I have been"

Verb:

"A Word Which Shows An Action Is Called Verb" - Ex: (Dance , Read , Listen , do)

Object:

In easy words object gives us the full meaning of a sentence Example: He has been playing - in this sentence we don't know what has he been playing? either football , cricket - this sentence is without object - now another Example with object -
Example No 2 : He has been playing football - this sentence with object and giving us the full meaning and sense
Since = Starting Point Of Action (You Will Understand More When you see the Examples)

Present Perfect Continuous Tense | Sentences



We have five (4) types of sentences
  1. Simple / Affirmative
  2. Negative
  3. Interrogative
  4. Interro negative

1) Simple / Affirmative

Simple or Affirmative sentences are those in which we don't deny or ask question means they are totally simple

Structure:

Sub + Have / Has + Been + Ving + object
Subject = Means Who or what perform the action
Verb = A word which is used to indicate the act is called verb
Object = It gives us the full meaning of a sentence
Have Been / Has Been = Helping Verbs

Examples / Excerises:

  1. I have working For Two Hours
  2. She has been Sleeping Since 4
  3. They have been Taking Dinner Since 9 O'Clock
  4. She has been Working for 2 Days
  5. I Have been Working for my website for 3 Years
  6. He has been Taking a Class since 4 O'Clock
  7. It has been running Since Morning
  8. I Have been riding a Bike Since Night
  9. You have been playing football for 1 hour
  10. I have been going to School Since 4
  11. They have been Taking Dinner for 1 hour
  12. We have been doing your work since afternoon
  13. He have been attending the English Language Class for 2 years
  14. She has been completing her work since night
  15. They has been coming here for 1 week
  16. I have been teaching English for 13 years
  17. We have been waiting for you since night
  18. She has been dancing for 1 hour
  19. It has been installing for 3 week
  20. It has been starting since 1:00pm
  21. We have been thinking since afternoon
  22. They have been drinking for 20 minutes
  23. They have been taking Class since 1994
  24. She has been making Cake for 3 hours
  25. He has been using since 2:00 am
  26. He has been operating Computer since morning
  27. He has been trying to open the door for 2 hours
  28. She has been watching T.v since 1994
  29. We have been Sleeping for 1 hour
  30. I have been reading a book since morning
  31. You have been memorizing
  32. She has been beating you
  33. He has been running for half an hour
  34. We have been laughing since Monday
  35. We have been doing fun since July
  36. Ihave been closing a door since 4 hours
  37. We have been riding a bike since college
  38. She has been using makeup since last summer.
  39. She has been cleaning her room since yesterday.
  40. They have been Working with us since Sunday.
  41. She has been helping me since he died
  42. I have been checking since this month.
  43. He has been searching Since you're tired
  44. They have been developing since 1987
  45. They have been doing bodybuilding since my childhood
  46. She has been inventing something since your first invention
  47. We have been living since 1980
  48. It has been running for 5 hours
  49. I have been changing my hard drive since yesterday

2) Present Perfect Continuous - Negative / Say No



We use Negative when we are not agree or deny Not – The word not is very important for denying

Structure of Negative:

Sub + has + not + Been + Ving + object
Subject = Means Who or what perform the action
Verb = A word which is used to indicate the act is called verb
Object = Object is noun or pronoun and tell the meaning of preposition
Not = By the word we can understand the word "Not" is for when not agree
Have Been / Has Been = Helping Verbs

Examples / Excerises:

  1. I have not been working For Two Hours
  2. She has not been Sleeping Since 4
  3. They have not been Taking Dinner Since 9 O’clock
  4. She has not been Working for 2 Days
  5. I Have not been Working for my website for 3 Years
  6. He has not been Taking a Class since 4 O’clock
  7. It has not been running Since Morning
  8. I Have not been riding a Bike Since Night
  9. You have not been playing football for 1 hour
  10. I have not been going to School Since 4
  11. They have not been Taking Dinner for 1 hour
  12. We have not been doing your work since afternoon
  13. He have not been attending the English Language Class for 2 years
  14. She has not been completing her work since night
  15. They has not been coming here for 1 week
  16. I have not been teaching English for 13 years
  17. We have not been waiting for you since night
  18. She has not been dancing for 1 hour
  19. It has not been installing for 3 week
  20. It has not been starting since 1:00pm
  21. We have not been thinking since afternoon
  22. They have not been drinking for 20 minutes
  23. They have not been taking Class since 1994
  24. She has not been making Cake for 3 hours
  25. He has not been using since 2:00 am
  26. He has not been operating Computer since morning
  27. He has not been trying to open the door for 2 hours
  28. She has not been watching TV since 1994
  29. We have not been Sleeping for 1 hour
  30. I have not been reading a book since morning
  31. You have not been memorizing
  32. She has not been beating you
  33. He has not been running for half an hour
  34. We have not been laughing since Monday
  35. We have not been doing fun since July
  36. Ihave not been closing a door since 4 hours
  37. We have not been riding a bike since college
  38. She has not been using makeup since last summer.
  39. She has not been cleaning her room since yesterday.
  40. They have not been Working with us since Sunday.
  41. She has not been helping me since he died
  42. I have not been checking since this month.
  43. He has not been searching Since you're tired
  44. They have not been developing since 1987
  45. They have not been doing bodybuilding since my childhood
  46. She has not been inventing something since your first invention
  47. We have not been living since 1980
  48. It has not been running for 5 hours
  49. I have not been changing my hard drive since yesterday

3) Present Perfect Progressive / Interrogative



We use Interrogative for asking question and to do this we put the helping verb which is (did) at first and at the end put the question mark?

Structure of Interrogative:

Have / Has + Sub + Been + Ving + object?
Subject = Means Who or what perform the action
Verb = A word which is used to indicate the act is called verb
Object = Object is noun or pronoun and tell the meaning of preposition
Have Been / Has Been = Helping Verbs
Question Mark? = We put question mark? at the end of every Interrogative sentence so that it looks like it is Question

Excerises:

  1. Have I been working For Two Hours?
  2. Has She been Sleeping Since 4 ?
  3. Have They been Taking Dinner Since 9 O'Clock ?
  4. Has She been Working for 2 Days ?
  5. Have I been Working for my website for 3 Years?
  6. Has He been Taking a Class since 4 O'Clock?
  7. Have They been Speaking English Since Birth?
  8. Has It been Operating Since Morning?
  9. Have I been riding Bike Since Night?
  10. Have You been playing football for 1 hour?
  11. Have We been doing you work since afternoon?
  12. He been attending the English Language Class for 2 years?
  13. Has She been completing her work since night?
  14. Have They been coming here for 1 week?
  15. Have You been playing football since morning?
  16. Have I been teaching English for 13 years?
  17. Have We been waiting for you since night?
  18. Has She been dancing for 1 hour?
  19. Has It been installing for 3 week?
  20. Has It been starting since 1:00pm?
  21. Have We been thinking since afternoon?
  22. Have They been drinking for 20 minutes?
  23. Have They been taking Classes since 1994?
  24. Has He been using since 2:00 am?
  25. Has He been operating Computer since morning?
  26. Has He been trying to open the door for 2 hours?
  27. Has She been watching T.v since 1994?
  28. Has She been washing dishes since the arrival of his father?
  29. Have We been Sleeping for 1 hour?
  30. Have I been reading a book since morning?
  31. Have You been memorizing?
  32. Has She been beating you?
  33. Have We been laughing since Monday?
  34. Have We been doing fun since July?
  35. Has I been closing a door since 4 hours?
  36. Have We been riding a bike since college?
  37. Has She been using make-up since last summer?.
  38. Has She been cleaning her room since yesterday?.
  39. Have They been Working with us since Sunday?.
  40. Has She been helping me since he died?
  41. Have They been forgiving him since last month.?
  42. Have I been checking since this month?.
  43. He been searching Since you're tired?
  44. Have They been been developing since 1987?
  45. Have They been doing bodybuilding since my childhood?
  46. Has She been inventing something since your first invention?
  47. Have We been living since 1980?
  48. Has It been running for 5 hours?
  49. Have I been changing my hard drive since yesterday?

4) Present Perfect Continuous / Interro-Negative



Interro-Negative is the combination of two structures first Interrogative Second Negative we use it when we want to ask both at the same time

Structure of Interro-Negative:

Have / Has + Sub + not + Been + Ving + object?
Subject = Means Who or what perform the action
Verb = A word which is used to indicate the act is called verb
Object = Object is noun or pronoun and tell the meaning of preposition
Have Been / Has Been = Helping Verbs
Question Mark? = We put question mark? at the end of every Interrogative sentence so that it looks like it is Question

Excerises:

  1. Have I not been working For Two Hours?
  2. Has She not been Sleeping Since 4 ?
  3. Have They not been Taking Dinner Since 9 O'Clock ?
  4. Has She not been Working for 2 Days ?
  5. Have I not been Working for my website for 3 Years?
  6. Has He not been Taking a Class since 4 O'Clock?
  7. Have They not been Speaking English Since Birth?
  8. Has It not been Operating Since Morning?
  9. Have I not been riding Bike Since Night?
  10. Have You not been playing football for 1 hour?
  11. Have We not been doing you work since afternoon?
  12. He not been attending the English Language Class for 2 years?
  13. Has She not been completing her work since night?
  14. Have They not been coming here for 1 week?
  15. Have You not been playing football since morning?
  16. Have I not been teaching English for 13 years?
  17. Have We not been waiting for you since night?
  18. Has She not been dancing for 1 hour?
  19. Has It not been installing for 3 week?
  20. Has It not been starting since 1:00pm?
  21. Have We not been thinking since afternoon?
  22. Have They not been drinking for 20 minutes?
  23. Have They not been taking Classes since 1994?
  24. Has He not been using since 2:00 am?
  25. Has He not been operating Computer since morning?
  26. Has He not been trying to open the door for 2 hours?
  27. Has She not been watching T.v since 1994?
  28. Has She not been washing dishes since the arrival of his father?
  29. Have We not been Sleeping for 1 hour?
  30. Have I not been reading a book since morning?
  31. Have You not been memorizing?
  32. Has She not been beating you?
  33. Have We not been laughing since Monday?
  34. Have We not been doing fun since July?
  35. Has I not been closing a door since 4 hours?
  36. Have We not been riding a bike since college?
  37. Has She not been using make-up since last summer?.
  38. Has She not been cleaning her room since yesterday?.
  39. Have They not been Working with us since Sunday?.
  40. Has She not been helping me since he died?
  41. Have They not been forgiving him since last month.?
  42. Have I not been checking since this month?.
  43. He not been searching Since you're tired?
  44. Have They not been not been developing since 1987?
  45. Have They not been doing bodybuilding since my childhood?
  46. Has She not been inventing something since your first invention?
  47. Have We not been living since 1980?
  48. Has It not been running for 5 hours?
  49. Have I not been changing my hard drive since yesterday?

Conclusion:

So we have finished learning Present Perfect Progressive / Continuous Tense i tired my level best to teach you through examples and i hope you have understood but still you any problem understanding it so please contact us we would love to help you Thank you ....