Present perfect continuous5th

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Present perfect continuous5th

  1. 1. Mrs. Anabel Montes - English teacher
  2. 2. Have/has been -ing  Have/has been –ing is the present perfect continuous: I/we/they/you have (= I’ve, etc.) been doing, waiting, playing, etc.he/she/it has (= he’s, etc.)
  3. 3.  The present continuous describes what a person is doing.  The present perfect continuous tells how long a person has been doing that action. Ex. Katie is delivering mail. She has been delivering mail for two hours. she has been working for the post office since 1997.
  4. 4.  The present perfect continuous talks about an action that started in the past and continues in the present. The action is not yet complete. It tells how long the action has been in progress.
  5. 5. He has been washing windows since 8:00. They have been waiting for the bus for twenty minutes.
  6. 6. Present perfect continuous I You We They have been working since 8:00. for two hours.He She It has
  7. 7. Since & For You can use the present perfect continuous for actions that are repeated over a period of time:  Debbie is a very good tennis player. She’s been playing since she was eight.  Every morning they meet in the same café. They’ve been going there for years.
  8. 8. For and since  For shows an amount of time. for three hours for ten days  Since tells when an action started since 2:00 since he came to the United States

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