How To Use Your Present Perfect Continuous: Cómo usar tu presente perfecto continuo

How To Use Your Present Perfect Continuous/Progressive Forms. This is usually formed by using the present form of the auxiliary verb have plus past participle of the verb to be (been) plus the -ing form of the verb. Forms/structure: Positive/Affirmative: subject + aux. verb + been + verb + ing Negative: subject + aux. verb + not + been + verb + ing Question: aux. verb + subject + been + verb + ing
  • Auxiliary verb = have/has
  • Past participle of verb 'to be' = been
Examples: It has been raining. Now, let's study some example situations for better understanding.
  • You are out of breath. Have you been running? (Meaning: you are out of breath now)
  • Paul is very tired. He has been working all day. (Meaning: he is tired now)
  • Why are your clothes so dirty? What have you been doing?
  • I have been talking to Amanda about the problem and she agrees with me.
  • Where have you been? I have been looking for you everywhere.
  • John has not been sleeping well lately.