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Uses of PRESENT PERFECT CONTINUOUS

Uses of PRESENT PERFECT CONTINUOUS

Recently , I have been feeling really tired

2.Recently, lately

You can use the Present Perfect Continuous WITHOUT a duration as for two weeks. Without the duration, the tense has a more general meaning of lately. We often use the words lately or recently to emphasize the meaning.

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She has been watching too much television lately.

She has been watching too much television lately.

Have you been exercising lately?

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Present perfect continuous adverb placement

Present perfect continuous adverb placement

The examples below show the placement for grammar adverbs such as: always, only, never, ever, still, just, etc.

Examples:

You have only been waiting here for one hour.

Have you only been waiting here for one hour?

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Present perfect continuous

Present perfect continuous

NOTE: Present Perfect Continuous is less commonly used in its passive form.

active

Recently, John has been doing the work.

passive

Recently, the work has been being done by John.

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PRESENT PERFECT CONTINUOUS

PRESENT PERFECT CONTINUOUS

1.I'm exhausted. I _(study) in the library all day.

2.It _ ( snow) a lot this week.

3. your brother and sister been getting along? 4.How long (you/teach) German?

5. We _(watch) TV for 3 hours.

6. You _(work) too hard today.

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PRESENT PERFECT CONTINUOUS

PRESENT PERFECT CONTINUOUS

1.I'm exhausted. I have been studying (study) in the library all day.

2.It _ ( snow) a lot this week.

3. _(you/get) brother and sister _ along? 4.How long (you/teach) German?

5. We _(watch) TV for 3 hours.

6. You _(work) too hard today.

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PRESENT PERFECT CONTINUOUS

PRESENT PERFECT CONTINUOUS

1.I'm exhausted. I have been studying (study) in the library all day.

2.It has been snowing ( snow) a lot this week.

3. _Have/get)your brother and sister along? 4.How long (you/teach) German?

5. We _(watch) TV for 3 hours.

6. You _(work) too hard today.

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PRESENT PERFECT CONTINUOUS

PRESENT PERFECT CONTINUOUS

1.I'm exhausted. I have been studying (study) in the library all day.

2.It has been snowing ( snow) a lot this week.

3. Have (you/get) brother and sister been getting along? 4.How long (you/teach) German?

5. We _(watch) TV for 3 hours.

6. You _(work) too hard today.

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