Present Perfect Continuous Tense
Here's an example:
"I have been studying for three hours."
In this sentence, 'for three hours' indicates the duration of the action, which is studying. The use of the present perfect continuous tense emphasizes that the action started in the past (three hours ago) and is still ongoing at the time of speaking.
|Subject + (have/has been) + present participle (verb + ing form)|
I/You/We/They + have been + working
He/She + has been + working
I/You/We/They + has been + studying
He/She + has been + studying
1) I have been studying for six hours. (I started studying six hours ago and I am still studying now.)
2) She has been working at the hospital for five years. (She started working there five years ago and she still works there now.)
3) They have been living in this city since 2010. (They started living there in 2010 and they still live there now.)
1) They have been cleaning the house, so it looks great.
2) He has been exercising regularly, so he is in good shape.
3) She has been studying hard, so she knows a lot about the subject.
|I have been working||I haven't been working||Have i been working?|
|We have been working||We haven't been working||Have we been working?|
|You have been working||You haven't been working||Have you been working?|
|He has been working||He hasn't been working||Has he been working?|
|She has been working||She hasn't been working||Has she been working?|
|They have been working||They haven't been working||Have they been working?|