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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 gettingalong? 4. How long _have you been teaching (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 have you been teaching (you/teach) German?

5. We have been watching (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 have you been teaching (you/teach) German?

5. We have been watching (watch) TV for 3 hours.

6. She has been working (work) too hard today.

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Perfect VERB continuous

Perfect VERB continuous

PAST PERFECT VERB CONTINUOUS

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PERFECT VERB CONTINUOUS

PERFECT VERB CONTINUOUS

PAST PERFECT CONTINUOUS

HAD BEEN with the personal pronouns , he, she or it (or the singular forms of nouns.)

HAD BEEN with the personal pronouns I, you, we, they (or the plural form of nouns.)

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Uses of PAST perfect continuous

Uses of PAST perfect continuous

They had been talking for over an hour before tony arrived.

1. Duration before something in the past

We use the Past Perfect Continuous to show that something started in the past and continued up until another time in the past. For five minutes and for two weeks are both durations which can be used with the Past Perfect Continuous. Notice that this is related to the Present Perfect Continuous; however, the duration does not continue until now, it stops before something else in the past.

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How long had you been waiting to get on the bus?

How long had you been waiting to get on the bus?

You had been waiting there for more than two hours when she finally arrived.

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Uses of PAST PERFECT CONTINUOUS

Uses of PAST PERFECT CONTINUOUS

Jason was tired because he had been riding a horse.

2. Cause of something in the past

We use the Past Perfect Continuous to show that something started in the past and continued up until another time in the past. For five minutes and for two weeks are both durations which can be used with the Past Perfect Continuous. Notice that this is related to the Present Perfect Continuous; however, the duration does not continue until now, it stops before something else in the past.

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