Verb Tenses - Present Perfect Continous

The Present Perfect Continuous tense is used to express how long a current activity has been going on. It is often used in context to provide a reason for a present result.

Remember that continuous forms can only be used with action verbs.

This tense is often used with the following time expressions:

...since + specific point in time
... for + amount of time

Basic Construction

Positive
Subject + has / have + been + verb + ing + object(s) + Time Expression

He's been cleaning house for two hours.

Negative
Subject + has / have not (hasn't / haven't) + been + verb + ing + object(s) + Time Expression

Janice hasn't been studying for too long.

Question
(Question Word) + has / have + subject + been + verb + ing + object(s) + (Time Expression)

How long have you been working in the garden?

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