Present Perfect Continuous Tense |Examples & Formation

Present perfect continuous tense, examples & formation. Here affirmative, negative, and interrogative sentences are explained with examples & sentences. You can download PDF of this lesson.

Present Perfect continuous tense

In present perfect continuous tense also called as the perfect progressive tense shows that something started in the past and is continue in the present time. In this tense first form of verb is used with the addition of ing (1st form +ing). “Has/have been” are helping verbs of this tense. “Has been” is used with singulars. “Have been” is used with the plurals noun.


Subject + has/have been+ ing form + object+ since/ for phrases


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  • I have been studying for three hours.
  • I have been watching news since 8am.
  • Tara hasn’t feeling well for two months.
  • He has been playing football for a long time.
  • Is it working now?
  • Is he singing?
  • Are we having dinner?
  • Are you hating him?
  • Am I going with you?
  • Are they coming?

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Affirmative sentences

In this tense we use the present participle and ing is used.

Helping verb which is used in this tense are “have been”, “has been”

It, he, she or any singular person we used has been and remaining plural person “have been” is used.


Subject + has/have been+ ing form + object+ since/ for phrases.


  • She has been taking bath since evening.
  • Children have been making noise since morning.
  • Many boys and girls have been participating in match for two years.
present perfect continuous tense positive sentences

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Negative sentences

In the making of the negative sentences we used have or has and before using been we put “not”.


Subject + helping verb (has, have) + 1st form of verb + ing + object + since /for phrases


  • He has not been reading a story since morning.
  • Hellan has not been going to hospital since morning.
  • They have not been going to park for two days.
present perfect continuous tense negative sentences

Interrogative sentences

In the case of interrogative sentences we put the have or have in starting and last question mark placed.


Subject+ helping verb (has / have been) +1st form of verb + ing+ since/for + ?


  • Has he been reading a book since morning?
  • Have they been going to hostel for two years?
  • Has she been reading a novel since evening?
  • Have they been going to station for two days?
present perfect continuous tense interrogative sentences

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