In perfect continuous present tense, verb describes the completed action somehow in continuation in current time. For this, first get the forms of verbs so that it will be easy to understand. We use form of have with ‘been’ and present participle of verb in perfect continuous present tense.
Formation of Perfect Continuous Present Tense
In this type, we use have/ has according to subject as;
- For first person that is I and we, we use 'have'.
- If subject is second person, singular as well as plural number that is you, we use 'have'.
- For third person singular that is he, she, it or any other, we use 'has'.
- If third person is plural number, we use 'have'.
So, by taking the above rules in consideration, we get the formations as;
- Subject + have (I, we, you, they or any other plural number) + been + present participle of main verb + remaining words
- Subject + has ( he, she, it, or any other singular number) + been + present participle of main verb + remaining words
Keep in mind that this formation is of affirmative sentences.
Examples of Perfect Continuous Present Tense
Here, we have some examples.
We used the verb- translate in these sentences. ‘Translating’ is present participle of verb ‘translate’. Use of have/ has is according to the subject.
Let’s have a look-
- I have been translating it in English.
- We have been translating it in English.
- You have been translating it in English.
- He has been translating it in English.
- She has been translating it in English.
- It has been translating it in English.
- They have been translating it in English.
More Examples of Perfect Imperfect Present Tense-
Used verbs are in parenthesis.
- She has been working there all night. (work)
- They have been borrowing a bike for one day. (borrow)
- She has been joining another company this week. (join)
- I have been giving her a photo frame on her birthday. (give)
- She has been shooting me an email to inform me about the rules of the company. (shoot)
- I have been submitting all documents this month. (submit)
- We have been providing all crucial information about the case. (provide)
- You have been getting your tickets before time. (get)
- They have been purchasing necessary things from the shop. (purchase)
- I have been admitting her to another school. (admit)
- He has been buying a white t-shirt for his brother. (buy)
- We have been taking an advantage of our knowledge. (take)
- You yourself have been receiving it. (receive)
You may also like the related links of
- Perfect continuous future
- Past perfect continuous