Present perfect continuous part 2 Typical mistakes

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Present perfect continuous part 2 Typical mistakes

  1. 1. Present Perfect Continuous <ul><li>or </li></ul><ul><li>Present Perfect Progressive </li></ul>
  2. 2. TYPICAL MISTAKES <ul><li>How long have you learning English? </li></ul><ul><li>DON’T FORGET TO INCLUDE “BEEN”!!! </li></ul><ul><li>How long have you been learning English? </li></ul>
  3. 3. TYPICAL MISTAKES <ul><li>I learn English for a long time </li></ul><ul><li>DON’T USE PRESENT TENSE FOR ACTIONS STARTED IN THE PAST UP TO NOW !!! </li></ul><ul><li>I have been learning English for a long time </li></ul>
  4. 4. TYPICAL MISTAKES <ul><li>I have been knowing her for 5 years </li></ul><ul><li>DON’T USE THE CONTINUOUS FORM FOR NON-ACTION VERBS !!! </li></ul><ul><li>I have known her for 5 years </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>I have been knowing her for 5 years </li></ul><ul><li>DON’T USE THE CONTINUOUS FORM FOR NON-ACTION VERBS !!!(be, know, seem,etc) </li></ul><ul><li>I have known her for 5 years </li></ul>TYPICAL MISTAKES
  6. 6. TYPICAL MISTAKES <ul><li>I have been skiing since 5 years </li></ul><ul><li>DON’T CONFUSE FOR & SINCE. FOR: duration of time / SINCE: specific time </li></ul><ul><li>I have been skiing for 5 years / since 2006. </li></ul>
  7. 7. LET’S PRACTICE!!! <ul><li>http://eoienglishcorner.wordpress.com/2010/11/25/changing-your-life/ </li></ul>

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