Present Perfect VS Present Perfect Continuous
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Present Perfect VS Present Perfect Continuous

PRESENT PERFECT VS. PRESENT PERFECT CONTINUOUS

Present Perfect

Present Perfect Continuous

We use this time for actions that have been carried out in the recent past, or that continue or have any consequence in the present.

Training

It is formed with the auxiliary verb "have" followed by the participle.

1. I have studied all the irregular verbs in English.

2.I haven't studied all the irregular verbs in English, I will fail the exam!

3. Have you studied all the irregular verbs in English?

example

I have lost my keys so I can't get into my apartment. (I have lost the keys in the past but the consequences are in the present: I can't get into my house now).

We use this time to talk about a past, recent action that continues in the present. With this time we emphasize that the action was prolonged in time, that is, we put the emphasis on the continuity of the action.

Training

It is formed with the auxiliary "have" followed by "been", followed by the main verb ending in -ing.

1.I have been studying English for many years.

2. I haven't been watching TV.

3. Have you been studying for the exam?

example

Who has he been talking to?

Carlos Gualpa

Cristian Andrade


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