Present Perfect Continuous/Imperfect/Progressive Tense
Present Perfect Continuous Tense shows the action started in the past and it continues at the time of speaking. In this tense, the form of ‘have’ is used with ‘been’, and ‘present participle’ of a verb. This tense is also called perfect imperfect or perfect progressive present tense.
We should use the form of ‘have’ according to the subject of a sentence.
Use of have in the present perfect continuous tense
In this tense, we use the form of have in the present tense. We have seen in the perfect present tense that there are two forms of have.
In these sentences, we should use-
- have been with a present participle
- has been with a present participle
In this sentence-
- For the subject I, we, you, and they, we use ‘have been’.
- For subject he, she, it or any singular numbered the third person, we use ‘has been’.
Now, we shall take an example with three persons in tabular form.
Present Perfect continuous Tense- Example
In this table, we took an example of present perfect continuous tense. We have taken first, second and third person with singular and plural form. We have used the form of have according to subject.
Let's have a look-
Person Singular Number Plural Number
1st I have been learning. We have been learning.
2nd You have been learning. You have been learning
3rd He has been learning. They have been learning.
She has been learning. They have been learning.
It has been learning. They have been learning.
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