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.
subject + aux. verb + been + verb + ing
subject + aux. verb + not + been + verb + ing
aux. verb + subject + been + verb + ing
Examples: It has been raining.
- Auxiliary verb = have/has
- Past participle of verb 'to be' = been
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.