AffirmativeNegativeQuestions I have been+playing You We have been+playing They ve been+playing He She has been+ playing It s been playing I havent been + playing You We havent been+playing They He hasnt been+playing She It Have I been+playing? You Have We been+playing They He Has She been+ playing It
Inclusive Exclusive An action which began in the Past and is still going on. An action which was recently in progress but is not going on at this moment. I have been learning English for 10 years. ! I have known her since childhood. Why are your eyes red? Have you been crying? There are puddles everywhere. It has been raining.
FOR SINCE For 2 years For ages For a month For a few days For a lifetime For all my life Since last year Since my childhood Since I know him Since last Christmas Ive been working on this problem for a week. Ive been searching for a job since September.
UNDERSTAND, BELIEVE, AGREE, REALIZE, KNOW, PREFER, VERBS OF METAL STATE LOVE, LIKE, HATE, DISLIKE, DESIRE, WISH VERBS OF LIKE/DISLIKE SEE, HEAR, NOTICE, RECOGNIZE, SOUND VERBS OF PHYSICAL ACTIVITY
Present ContinuousPresent Perfect Continuous WHEN?HOW LONG? What are you writing? Im writing a letter. I have been writing it for an hour. FOR SINCE DURATION OF ACTION Compare
Present PerfectPresent Perfect Continuous A completed action, a result An incompleteness, a process The bottle is empty. Somebody has drunk the lemonade. Somebody has been drinking from this bottle. Its half empty. To criticize or complain. Who has been messing around with my papers? Theyre all over the place. Compare