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Present Perfect Progressive
Transcript of Present Perfect Progressive
The present perfect progressive
is used to describe an ongoing action
that may or may not be finished.
The present perfect progressive is formed
using "have/has been" + the present participle
(ing). For example:
We have been waiting for twenty minutes.
Fred has been studying a lot lately.
This tells us that Fred is probably
preparing for exams.
In this case, the action is important.
It's also used to say how long a
continuous action has been in progress.
It`s been raining for four days!
Finally, it describes a progressive action the
result of which is important.
Mary has been having trouble sleeping lately.
That's why she looks so tired.
A few examples:
I've been trying to figure
out this math problem for
a half an hour.
Carla has been playing
soccer all her life.
Marie-Michelle has been traveling around Asia.
How long have you been
She hasn`t been feeling
What have you been doing?
We've been learning the
present perfect progressive.