Present Perfect Continuous Tense | How to Learn with Formulas Examples

Present Continuous Tense with definition, formulas, rules, exercise, structures, examples of negative, interrogative, and interro-negative. Read Present Perfect Continuous Tense: How to Learn with Formulas Examples completely to learn perfectly.

Present Perfect Continuous Tense: How to Learn with Formulas Examples

STEP – I

Present =the period of time now occurring/happening

Perfect = complete

Continuous =going on

Tense = time/verb

Present Perfect Continuous Tense = any complete action is in process now

STEP – II

Recognition in English (Formula):

S+has/have+been+1V + ing+ O.

They have been doing duty.

Examples of  Present Perfect Continuous Tense:

has been =He, She, It or singular name

have been =I, We, They, You or plural name

Shas/havebeen1V+ingO
Ahmad hasbeendo-ingjob.

Ahmad has been doing a job.

Shas/havebeen1V+ingO
وہہےرہارہا-کرتامحنت
Hehasbeendo-inghard work.

He has been doing hard work.

STEP – IV

Negative Sentence

Recognition in English (Formula):

S+has/have+been+1V + ing+ O.

They have been doing duty.

Examples of  Present Perfect Continuous Tense:

has been =He, She, It or singular name

have been =I, We, They, You or plural name

Shas/havebeen1V+ingO
Ahmad hasbeendo-ingjob.

Ahmad has been doing a job.

Shas/havebeen1V+ingO
Hehasbeendo-inghard work.

He has been doing hard work.

STEP – V

Negative Sentence of Present Perfect Continuous Tense:

To make a sentence negative, place “ not” right after has or have. Let us formulate it.

S+has/have+not+been+4V+O

Shas/havenotbeen1V+ingO
Wehavenotbeengo-ingschool

We have not been going school.

Shas/havenotbeen1V+ingO
Shehasnotbeencook-ingfood

She has not been cooking food.

STEP -VI

Interrogative Sentences of Present Perfect Continuous Tense:

To make a sentence interrogative, place “has” or “have” right before subject or at the start of the sentence. Let us formulate it.

Has / Have  + S +been +1V+ing  + O + ?

Has/HaveSbeen1V+ingO?
Has Ahmad been do-ing teaching job?

Has Ahmad been doing teaching job?

Has/HaveSbeen1V+ingO?
Haveyoubeentake-ingfever medicine?

Have you been taking fever medicine?

STEP -VII

Interro-Negative Sentences of Present Perfect Continuous Tense:

To make a sentence interro-negative, add “has” or “ have“ right before the subject of a negative sentence and put sign of interrogation at the end. Let us formulate it.

(General Sentence)(Step 1)

S+has/have+been+1V+ing+O 

(Negative Sentence)(Step 2)

S+has/have+not+been+1V+ing+O 

(General Sentence)(Step 3)

Has/have+S+not+been+1V+O? 

Has/HaveSnotbeen1V+ingO?
Hashenotbeengo-ingschool?

Has he not been going school?

Has/HaveSnotbeen1V+ingO?
Haveyounotbeentake-ingfever medicine?

Have you not been taking fever medicine?

STEP – VIII

Recognition in English (Part 2):

S+has/have+been+1V+ ing + O + since/for + time
He has been reading a book since morning.

We have been working for one year.

 S had been1V-ing  O since/for time

For=how long


For Example:

for two years, one month, half an hour

Since morning, last Summer, night, June.

 S has/have been 1V-ing O since/for  time
He hasbeenreading a booksince morning

He has been reading a book since morning.

Shas/have been1V-ingO since/fortime
We have been do-ing workfor one year

We have been doing work for one year.

Negative Sentence:

To make a sentence negative, place “ not” right after had. Let us formulate it.

S+had+been+not+4V+O+since/for+…..

Shas/havenotbeen1V-ingOsince/fortime
Wehavenotbeenplay-ingcricketfor four years

We have not been playing cricket for four years.

Shas/havenotbeen1V-ingOsince/fortime
Wehavenotbeengossip-ingfor four an hour

We have not been playing cricket for four years.

Shas/havenotbeen1V-ingOsince/fortime
Sajid has not go-ing school since Wednesday

Sajid has not been going school since Wednesday.

Interrogative Sentence:

To make a sentence interrogative, placeHas/Have right before subject or at the start of the sentence. Let us formulate it.

Has/Have+S+been+4V+O+since/for+…… ?

Has/HaveS been 1V-ing O since/for  time?
Hashebeenreading a booksince morning?

Has he been reading a book since morning?

Has/HaveS been1V-ingO since/fortime?
Havewebeen do-ing workfor one year?

Have we been doing work for one year?

Has/HaveSbeen1V-ingO since/fortime?
HasAlibeen do-ing a jobfor two years?

Has Ali been doing a job for two years?

Interro-Negative Sentences:

To make a sentence interro-negative, add “has/have“ right before the subject of a negative sentence and put sign of interrogation at the end. Let us formulate it.

S+has/have+been+not+1Ving+O+since/for+time(Simple Sentence)

S+has/have+been+not+1Ving+O+since/for+time (Negative)

S+has/have+been+not+1Ving+O+since/for+time (Interronegative)

Has/HaveSnotbeen1V-ingOsince/fortime?
Has Sajid not go-ing school since Wednesday?

Has Sajid not been going school since Wednesday?

Has/HaveSnotbeen1V-ingOsince/fortime?
Havewe not do-ing hard
work
sincemorning?

Have we not been doing hard work since morning?

Negative Sentences:

To make a sentence negative, place “ not” right after has or have. Let us formulate it.
S+has /have+not+been+4V+O

Shas/havenotbeen1V+ingO
Wehavenotbeengo-ingschool

We have not been going school۔

Shas/havenotbeen1V+ingO
Shehasnotbeencook-ingfood

She has not been cooking food.

 Interrogative Sentence:

To make a sentence interrogative, place “has” or “have” right before subject or at the start of the sentence. Let us formulate it.

 Has / Have  + S +been +1V+ing  + O + ?

Has/HaveSbeen1V+ingO?
Has Ahmad been do-ing teaching job?

Has Ahmad been doing teaching job?

Has/HaveSbeen1V+ingO?
 
Haveyoubeentake-ingfever medicine?

Have you been taking fever medicine?

STEP -VI

 Interro-Negative Sentence:

To make a sentence interro-negative, add “has” or “ have“ right before the subject of a negative sentence and put a sign of interrogation at the end. Let us formulate it.

(General Sentence)(Step 1)

S+has/have+been+1V+ing+O 

(Negative Sentence)(Step 2)

S+has/have+not+been+1V+ing+O 

(General Sentence)(Step 3)

Has/have+S+not+been+1V+O? 

Has/HaveSnotbeen1V+ingO?
Hashenotbeengo-ingschool?

Has he not been going school?

Has/HaveSnotbeen1V+ingO?
Haveyounotbeentake-ingfever medicine?

Have you not been taking fever medicine?

Recognition in English for Present Perfect Continuous Tense (Time):

S+has/have+been+1V+ ing + O + since/for + time
He has been reading a book since morning.

We have been working for one year.

Recognition in English for Present Perfect Continuous Tense (Time):

 S had been1V-ing  O since/for time

For=how long


For Example:

for two years, one month, half an hour۔

Since morning, last Summer, night, June۔

S has/have been 1V-ing O since/for  time
 
He hasbeenreading a booksince morning

He has been reading a book since morning.

Shas/have been1V-ingO since/fortime
We have been do-ing workfor one year

We have been doing work for one year.

Negative Sentence for Present Perfect Continuous Tense (Time):

To make a sentence negative, place “ not” right after had. Let us formulate it.

S+had+been+not+4V+O+since/for+…..

Shas/havenotbeen1V-ingOsince/fortime
Wehavenotbeenplay-ingcricketfor four years

We have not been playing cricket for four years.

Shas/havenotbeen1V-ingOsince/fortime
Wehavenotbeengossip-ingfor four an hour

We have not been playing cricket for four years.

Shas/havenotbeen1V-ingOsince/fortime
Sajid has not go-ing school since Wednesday

Sajid has not been going to school since Wednesday.

Interrogative Sentence for Present Perfect Continuous Tense (Time):

To make a sentence interrogative, placeHas/Have right before the subject or at the start of the sentence. Let us formulate it.

Has/Have+S+been+4V+O+since/for+…… ?

Has/HaveS been 1V-ing O since/for  time?
 
Hashebeenreading a booksince morning?

Has he been reading a book since morning?

Has/HaveS been1V-ingO since/fortime?
Havewebeen do-ing workfor one year?

Have we been doing work for one year?

Has/HaveSbeen1V-ingO since/fortime?
HasAlibeen do-ing a jobfor two years?

Has Ali been doing a job for two years?

Interro-Negative Sentences for Present Perfect Continuous Tense (Time) :

To make a sentence interro-negative, add “has/have“ right before the subject of a negative sentence and put the sign of interrogation at the end. Let us formulate it.

S+has/have+been+not+1Ving+O+since/for+time (Simple Sentence)   

S+has/have+been+not+1Ving+O+since/for+time (Negative)

S+has/have+been+not+1Ving+O+since/for+time (Interronegative)

Has/HaveSnotbeen1V-ingOsince/fortime?
Has Sajid not go-ing school since Wednesday?

Has Sajid not been going to school since Wednesday?

Has/HaveSnotbeen1V-ingOsince/fortime?
Havewe not do-ing hard
work
sincemorning?

Have we not been doing hard work since morning?

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