Present Perfect Continuous (Examples (Negative (I haven't been working…
Present Perfect Continuous
to talk about something that started in the past and has continued until the present.
haven't been working
has been waiting
for Peter for an hour.
Subject + Present Perfect of the verb "to be" in negative (haven't been/hasn't been) + Verb ending in -ing + Complements
Subject + Present Perfect of the verb "to be" (have been/has been) + Verb ending in -ing + Complements
Question word (Wh) + Verb "to have" in the present (have/has) + Subject + Verb "to be" in Past participle (been) + Verb ending in -ing + Complements
We use the Present Perfect Continuous with "for" or "since" to talk about the duration of activities or situations that started in the past and are still happening.
We normally use the Present Perfect Continuous to emphasise the activity and the Present Perfect Simple to emphasise the result. Example: I'
ve been doing
my homework all afternoon. I'm tired. / I
my homework. Finished!