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Present Perfect Continuous

I have been playing.

 

How to form the Present Perfect Continuous

The Present Perfect Continuous - negative

The Present Perfect Continuous - questions

The Present Perfect Continuous - negative questions

 

How to form the Present Perfect Continuous:

The Present Perfect Continuous is formed with the subject + auxiliary verb 'have' + been + ing form of the verb

For the third person Present Perfect Continuous use the third person of the auxiliary verb 'have' – has + been + ing form of the verb.

 

The Present Perfect Continuous
Subject Auxiliary 'have' been verb + ing
I have been playing
You have been playing
He has been playing
She has been playing
It has been playing
We have been playing
You have been playing
They have been playing

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Present Perfect Continuous - negative:

I have not been playing / I haven't been playing.

To form the Present Perfect Continuous negative use the auxiliary verb 'have' + not (have not / haven't) + been + ing form of the verb.

For the third person Present Perfect Continuous negative use the third person of the auxiliary verb 'have' + not (has not / hasn't) + been + ing form of the verb.


The Present Perfect Continuous - Negative
Subject Auxilary 'have' been verb + ing
I have not / haven't been playing
You have not / haven't been playing
He has not / hasn't been playing
She has not / hasn't been playing
It has not / hasn't been playing
We have not / haven't been playing
You have not / haven't been playing
They have not / haven't been playing

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Present Perfect Continuous - Questions:

Have I been playing?

To make questions with the Present Perfect Continuous use the auxiliary verb 'have' + subject + been + ing form of the verb.


The Present Perfect Continuous - Questions
Auxiliary 'have'
Subject been verb + ing
Have I been playing?
Have you been playing?
Has he been playing?
Has she been playing?
Has it been playing?
Have we been playing?
Have you been playing?
Have they been playing?

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Present Perfect Continuous - Negative Questions:

Haven't I been playing?

To make negative questions with the Present Perfect Continuous use the auxiliary verb 'have' + not = haven't / hasn't + subject + been + ing form of the verb.


The Present Perfect Continuous - Negative Questions

Auxiliary

haven't / hasn't

Subject been verb + ing
Haven't I been playing?
Haven't you been playing?
Hasn't he been playing?
Hasn't she been playing?
Hasn't it been playing?
Haven't we been playing?
Haven't you been playing?
Haven't they been playing?

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