Present Perfect Continuous Tense | Examples Of Present Perfect Continuous Tense | Formula Of Present Perfect Continuous Tense

However, the present perfect continuous tense is used to refer the unspecified time between ‘before now’ and ‘now’. It is also known as present perfect progressive tense. Well it generally refers to the actions started in the past ans still continuing and not completed so far. It is used to express a continued or ongoing action that started in past and is continued till now. Moreover, in this start time of action will always be given like – for a few days, for ten months, for 2 years, since Wednesday, since 2011, since September etc.

Formula: Subject + Has been/Have been + verb-ing + for/since +time.

Use of For:

For is used for period of time. In sentence if there is hours, day, weeks, months, year then use for.

For example:  5 hours     For 5 hours                                                                                                                                                                                                                          3 weeks     For 3 weeks                                                                                                                                                                                                                        6 years      For 6 years

Use of Since:

Since is used for point of time. Like date, name of month, name of day, etc.

For example: Since 8 o’ clock, since Sunday, since 31 march, since 2008, etc.

Examples:

  • I have been listening radio since 6 o’ clock.
  • He has been playing for two hours.
  • They have been dancing for an hour.
  • He has been playing for one month.
  • Ram has been writing a story since Saturday.

Negative sentences:

Formula: Subject + has/have not been + verb-ing.

For examples:

  • I have not been listening radio since 6 o’ clock.
  • You have not been coming for four days.
  • he has not been writing since Monday.
  • He has not been living in Sadri since 1999.
  • She has not been singing a song for 2 hours.

Interrogative Sentences:

Formula: Has/Have + Subject + Been verb-ing.

For example:

  • Have I been listening radio since 6 o’ clock?
  • Have the students been playing since May?
  • Has Rashida been swimming for 2 hours?
  • Have you been coming to school since last Monday?
  • Have i been coming to school for a long time?

Interrogative-Negative Sentences:

Formula: Has/Have +Subject + Not + been + verb-ing.

For example:

  • Have I not been listening radio since 6 o’clock?
  • Have you not been coming for Four days?
  • Has he not been writing since Monday?
  • Have we not been living in Jalore since April?
  • Have you not been dancing since 2 o’ clock?