Tense is the change of form in a verb to express the time of action of the verb, its continuance and degree of completeness. Hi friends, in today’s article we are going to know about the concept of Present Perfect Continuous Tense. So let’s discuss in details.
There are three types of tense – (i) Present Tense (ii) Past Tense and (iii) Future Tense
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What is Present Perfect Continuous Tense?
The present perfect continuous tense is used to denote an action that began some time in the past, is continuing in the present movement and may extend in the future.
Common Words – ‘Since’ or ‘for’ with a time clause is used in the present perfect continuous tense.
Formation of P.P.C Tense
Sub + have been/ has been + verb + ing + obj
|Sub||have been/ has been||verb||ing||obj||Full Sentence|
|I||have been||read||ing||in this school since 1996.||I have been reading in this school since 1996.|
|He||has been||suffer||ing||from fever since Monday last.||He has been suffering from fever since Monday last.|
Present Perfect Continuous Tense Rules
(i) If the subject is a third person in the singular number then it takes ‘has been’ and ‘have been’ is used with the remaining subject.
(ii) If the sentence Present Perfect Continuous is an interrogative then only “have or has” is used before the subject and ‘been’ is used before the the present participle of verb or after the subject.
Present Perfect Continuous Tense Examples
• My sister (suffer) in malaria for a week.
My sister has been suffering in malaria for a week.
• I (do) the work since morning.
I have been doing the work since morning.
• How long you (wait) here for me?
How long have you been waiting here for me?
• Since when the girl (dance) on the song?
Since when has the girl been dancing on the song?
• They (do) the work for six months.
They have been doing the work for six months.
• We (live) at Tezpur for 10 years.
We have been living at Tezpur for 10 years.
• He not (do) sums for an hour?
Has he not been doing sums for an hour?
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