10 Examples of Present Perfect Continuous Tense

10 Examples of Present Perfect Continuous Tense! The present perfect progressive or continuous tense is composed of have been, has been, and an accompanying verb formed as a present participle or -ing (walking, playing, teaching, helping, and so on).

Must Learn: Present Perfect Continuous Tense Structure and Rules with Examples

In this article, you will learn 10 examples of present perfect continuous tense with negative and interrogative forms of each sentence. Moreover, you’ll learn all the contractions used in this tense.

10 Examples of Present Perfect Continuous Tense
  1. She has been preparing for this paper since May.
  2. My left arm has been hurting for a week.
  3. I think the committee has been ignoring the evidence.
  4. The weather in this region has been changing day by day.
  5. My older brother has been calculating his income tax all day.
  6. The engineers have been developing new ideas for the bridge.
  7. The baby has been worrying too much about water.
  8. The temperature has been rising here day by day.
  9. He has been checking his Gmail account every day.
  10. There they are! We have been looking for them all afternoon!

Forming Contractions in Present Perfect Continuous Tense

Contractions are short forms of words. We formed contractions by combining pronouns such as I, He, she, and the auxiliary verb have or has. The contractions are often used in conversation and informal writing, but formal contexts use them.

Notice that an apostrophe in I’ve, we’ve, you’ve, they’ve, he’s, and she’s indicating the omission of the letters h and a:

Pronoun + Has/Have              Contracted Form
I + have                                               I’ve
We + have                                           We’ve
You + have                                          You’ve
They + have                                         They’ve
He + has                                           He’s
She + has                                          She’s
It + has                                             It’s

Forming Contractions with Has + Not and Have + Not

Auxiliary + Not                            Contracted Form
Have + Not                                          haven’t
Has + Not                                             hasn’t   

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