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Present Perfect Progressive

We form the present perfect progressive (sometimes called the "present perfect continuous") with have/has been + main verb + ing. We use this tense to talk about an on-going action that began in the past, is still in progress, and may continue into the future.

For example, you might say, "I have been thinking about getting a new car for weeks." You first thought of getting a new car weeks ago, you're currently thinking of getting one, and unless you buy one or decide not to buy one right now, you'll continue thinking about it.

Present Perfect Progressive Grammar Quiz

  1. Have you thinking about moving for a long time now?

  2. Thomas has been silently about asking her out for a week and a half.

  3. Marianne been studying English for seven years now.

  4. I have been to buy those shoes in the shop window for a month.

  5. What have you been lately?

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kebs reyes


hi! its more fun in the phillipines

07:21 AM Apr 01 2012 |

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Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I have been studing english.

09:03 AM Mar 23 2012 |

roba masoud

Palestinian Territory, Occupied


05:40 PM Dec 09 2011 |

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Libyan Arab Jamahiriya

hi, guys i wanna comment some your answering especially kokoboko about present perfect or presen perfect progressive i like this discussion may cause some confugion in my opinion you have to use present perfect progressive because it started in the past and still continues untill now.
have a good work

03:13 PM Oct 29 2011 |

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i have  been  thinking  to  change  my  current  job

07:00 AM Oct 07 2011 |

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jafar valipoor

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

hi Algeria

08:46 AM Sep 23 2011 |

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i have been thinking to buy a new car for weeks

08:53 PM Sep 13 2011 |

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never heard of this time as of progressive, it was always continuous… (thank you teachers ! )

i have been looking for a job

01:02 PM Sep 12 2011 |

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aleksandrochkaSuper Member!

Russian Federation

I have been dreaming about this concert for one year.

07:28 AM Apr 14 2011 |

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aay thea

aay thea


i have been thinking a bout playing a new game for weeks..n_n

09:52 AM Apr 11 2011 |