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
Subject + has / have + been + verb + ing + object(s) + Time Expression
He's been cleaning house for two hours.
Subject + has / have not (hasn't / haven't) + been + verb + ing + object(s) + Time Expression
Janice hasn't been studying for too long.
(Question Word) + has / have + subject + been + verb + ing + object(s) + (Time Expression)
How long have you been working in the garden?
For this assessment, fill in each blank space with the present perfect continuous tense of the verb in parentheses.
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