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Present Perfect X Present Perfect Continuous
Transcript of Present Perfect X Present Perfect Continuous
They have painted the bedroom
The activity is over this instant! They have finished the action. This is
the present perfect
In the present perfect we are interested that
the action is over
. It is the end of the action (paint)
In this situation, the important thing is that the action has been finished. “have painted” is a completed action
We are interested in
of the activity
They have been painting the bedroom
The activity is not over yet! They haven’t finished the action.
This the present perfect continuous
In the present perfect continuous we are interested in the activity. It is not important if something has been finished or not
In this situation, the important thing - the activity (paint) - has not been finished
We are interested in
of the activity, even if it finishes or not
"Look, the house is clean! The maid has cleaned it!"
"Look, the maid is here. She has been cleaning the house since 8:00!"
1. ____________________________________ (you/play) tennis? You look fit!
2. Look! Somebody _______________________________ (break) that window. There are pieces of glass all over the floor.
3. You look tired. __________________________________________(you/work) hard?
4. “Jane is away on holiday”. “Oh, is she? Where _________________________ (she/go)?
5. My brother is an actor. He ___________________________________ (appear) in many movies.
6. “Is still raining?” “No, it ______________________________ (stop)”.
7. I ______________________________ (read) the book you lent me, so I can’t give to you now. Can I give it to you next week?
A class by
Murphy, Raymond. "English Grammar in Use". Third edition. Cambridge.
Larry and Jenniffer started to paint their bedroom,
but they didn’t finish
Melanie and Eric started to paint their bedroom,
and they finished
Present Perfect Continuous
Subject + have/has + Verb (in past participle)
Celine has read that excellent book this week
Present Perfect Continuous:
Subject + have/has +been+ Verb +ing
Gabriela and Victoria have been reading the same book
"My sister has drunk all my coca-cola! I hate her!"
"My sister has been drinking all my coke! I'm going to kill her!"
They have played a volleyball match
They have been playing a volleyball match
OBS: Past Participle
She loved the gift
I broke the TV
I was in Miami
I have walked
She has loved the gift
I have broken the TV
I have been to Miami twice
Have you been playing
Have you been working
has she gone
has been appearing
have been reading
The Past Participle is used
in conjunction with
the verb HAVE
I have eaten frog legs
Billy has forgotten the telephone number
They have chosen "The Avengers" the best Movie
In Present Perfect and Past Perfect