Grade 9 Grammar Lesson 9 Present perfect continuous

What is the structure of present perfect continuous tense?
When do we use the present perfect continuous tense?
What is the difference in use of the present perfect tense and the present perfect continuous tense?

Grade 9 Grammar Lesson 9 Present perfect continuous (1)

 The present perfect continuous tense is formed by:

  • subject + have/has (n’t) + been + present participle. .
  • Have/has (n’t) + subject + been + present participle.?
  • Wh + have/has (n’t) + subject + been + present participle.?

We use the present perfect continuous for an action that began at a past time and is still going on at present.

For long actions of the past having the effect at present

When the action takes a short time to happen, we use the present perfect; we use the present perfect continuous when the action takes

How long.? is used to ask questions. Answer to it is often given using since, for, recently, lately.

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