Present Perfect: Lesson 3

Present Perfect Continous

The Present Perfect Continuous is used for an activity that just stopped or recently stopped.

Examples:

- Lori is very tired. She has been studying very hard. (She is tired now)

- Mark is out of breath. He has been running. (He is out of breath now)

 

a) Kim started French classes in March. She is still learning French now. She __________________ since March.

b) Mary-Kate began looking for a new job 2 months ago. She is still looking now. She ______________ for two months.

c) It started to rain an hour ago. It's still raining now. It ______________ for an hour.

d) Tobi started working in New York on February 23. He is still working there now. __________________ since February 23.

e) Tara started waiting for the train 30 minutes ago. She is still waiting now. She _______________________________ for 20 minutes.

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Answers:

 

a) Kim started French classes in March. She is still learning French now. She has been learning French since March.

b) Mary-Kate began looking for a new job 2 months ago. She is still looking now. She has been looking for a job for two months.

c) It started to rain an hour ago. It's still raining now. It has been raining for an hour.

d) Tobi started working in New York on February 23. He is still working there now. He has been working in New York since February 23.

e) Tara started waiting for the train 30 minutes ago. She is still waiting now. She has been waiting for the train for 30 minutes.

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