Present Perfect Progressive


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Present Perfect Progressive

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