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Why and when do we use present perfect progressive or continuous?

Why and when do we use present perfect progressive or continuous?

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  • Present Perfect Progressive by Buthaina Al-0thman
      • When and Why do we use the Present
      • Perfect Progressive?
    Fall 2001 @2001-2009 - AlOthman, Buthaina
  • Present Perfect Vs Perfect Progressive
      • With some verbs like: live , work , and study , there is no difference in use between the present perfect and the present perfect progressive.
      • Use both to describe an action that started in the past and continues to now.
      • The two tenses, present perfect and present progressive differ with all other verbs
      • Example:
      • “ My friend has lived in Kuwait for 7 years”.
      • “ My friend has been living here for 7 years”.
    @2001-2009 - AlOthman, Buthaina Fall 2001
  • Perfect Progressive: 1. recent actions
      • Use Present Perfect Progressive to explain a situation
      • that is related to a recent activity.
    • Example:
    • a. My hands are green, because I have been painting my
    • room.
    • b. His eyes are red, because he has been sleeping.
    • c. Their shoes are full of mud, because they have been
    • playing in the yard.
    Fall 2001 @2001-2009 - AlOthman, Buthaina
  • Perfect Progressive: 2. unfinished actions
      • Use present perfect progressive to describe
      • actions or situations that started in the past and
      • are still going on.
      • Example:
      • They have been waiting for twenty minutes.
      • b. She has been talking on the phone for the last 40 minutes.
    Fall 2001 @2001-2009 - AlOthman, Buthaina
  • Perfect Progressive: 3.new habits
      • Use present perfect progressive to talk about a
      • regular habit or activity that is still happening.
      • Example:
      • He has been eating out a lot recently !
      • b. I have been exercising a lot lately .
    Fall 2001 @2001-2009 - AlOthman, Buthaina
  • Perfect Progressive: 4. with just
      • Use Present Perfect Progressive with (Just) to
      • emphasize a recent activity.
      • Example:
      • Why are his hands black?
      • He has just been fixing his car.
      • b. Would you like to have lunch with me?
      • No thanks. I have just been eating a
      • sandwich.
    Fall 2001 @2001-2009 - AlOthman, Buthaina