Present Perfect Continuous - Free english lesson
Chapter The Present Perfect Tense


The Present Perfect Continuous describes a past action that is not accomplished.
I've been learning English for seven years.
The action is not finished, as this sentence implies that I am still studying English.

In order to form The Present Perfect Continuous, we use the auxiliary « have » conjugated in the present tense simple, followed by the verb “to be” in the past participle + ing.
He hasn't been working since last summer.

The Present Perfect Continuous is not used with state verbs (feel, love, like, need, hope ...).


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