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Curso de Inglés Intermedio: Gramática Clase 14

Present perfect continuous: structure and use

Presentation of present perfect continuous to emphasize duration of actions
There are many activities a person does in a single day. Think about those projects you started a couple of weeks or even months ago and you are still working on. Mention what have you been doing lately.

Questions and Negative
Have you been playing since yesterday?
Where have you been hiding all this time?

She has not been feeling well lately.
I haven't been sleeping as much as I need.

Present Perfect Continuous

[ Finished ]
<Present Result>
I've been working (that's why I'm tired).

[ Unfinished ]
<How Long>
I've been living in London for two years.
She's been working here since 2004.
Use with: since 2010, since July, for ten years, for three days.

<Temporary Situations>
I've been going to the gym a lot recently.
Use with: recently