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Present Perfect Progressive

We form the present perfect progressive (sometimes called the "present perfect continuous") with have/has been + main verb + ing. We use this tense to talk about an on-going action that began in the past, is still in progress, and may continue into the future.

For example, you might say, "I have been thinking about getting a new car for weeks." You first thought of getting a new car weeks ago, you're currently thinking of getting one, and unless you buy one or decide not to buy one right now, you'll continue thinking about it.

Present Perfect Progressive Grammar Quiz

  1. Have you thinking about moving for a long time now?

  2. Thomas has been silently about asking her out for a week and a half.

  3. Marianne been studying English for seven years now.

  4. I have been to buy those shoes in the shop window for a month.

  5. What have you been lately?

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Present Perfect Progressive Lessons:

Binge Watching

Seize the Moment

Brainstorm

Binging

Shutter Island

Gut Feeling

Skydiving

The Moon

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mariasimmons

United States

I know English very nicely yet these minor details were always missing…I am content writer at Jobs Aviator. My profession demands me to have fluent and well understanding knowledge of English.

11:53 AM Jul 09 2016 |

Sonyrion

United States

This lesson is helping me to understanding it.

07:56 AM Dec 11 2015 |

iftikhar659668

Pakistan

i have been working on online earning for month ago.


she hasn’t been feeling well since last night.

02:16 PM Apr 20 2015 |

RohRoh

RohRoh

Philippines

I’m lazy reading those rules  but i enjoyed the examples.

02:03 AM Apr 02 2015 |

GrayWolf1975

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I’ve been thinking to study seriously as I’m so lazy to do it . Eventually I did a few hours tonight. I meant english language .

07:15 PM Dec 20 2014 |

1 person likes this

lajlouja

Tunisia

I have been thinking about immigration to canada,

10:52 AM Nov 12 2014 |

Akmal199872

Russian Federation

Pravilno sdelal)

08:37 AM Nov 06 2014 |

HAMAL

HAMAL

Yemen

i have been  writing story since 3years  ago

11:59 AM Sep 06 2014 |

sunny_ling88

China

I have been finding a new job for half one year.

11:39 PM May 12 2014 |

lickma83

lickma83

Burkina Faso

I have been trying to master the present perfect progressif for a long time.

12:06 AM Apr 28 2014 |

1 person likes this