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Present Perfect Continuous: Recognise

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Recognise: Present Perfect Continuous


Structures of Present Perfect Continuous

Let's first have a look at the structure of the Present Perfect Continuous in terms of the various grammatical moods (indicative, interrogative, imperative) and in terms of polarity (positive and negative). And also: third person form where different, and with a modal (here: could).

HAVE + BEEN + -ING FORM (Present Participle)

Positive Structures
indicative I have been running.
indicative contracted I've been running.
interrogative Have you been studying?
imperative NOT APPLICABLE
3rd person singular indicative She has been managing.
3rd person singular indicative contracted She's been managing.
3rd person singular interrogative Has he been eating?
Positive Structures with Modal
indicative with modal He could have been driving.
indicative with modal contracted I could've been playing.
interrogative with modal Could she have been pretending?

Negative Structures
indicative I have not been working.
indicative contracted (1) I haven't been smoking.
indicative contracted (2) I've not been riding.
interrogative Have you not been travelling?
interrogative contracted Haven't they been cleaning?
imperative NOT APPLICABLE
3rd person singular indicative She has been managing.
3rd person singular indicative contracted He's been talking.
3rd person singular interrogative Has it not been running?
3rd person singular interrogative contracted Hasn't she been eating?
Negative Structures with Modal
indicative with modal He could not have been working.
indicative with modal contracted They couldn't have been investigating.
interrogative with modal Could she not have been teaching?
interrogative with modal contracted Couldn't it have been snowing?

RECOGNISE: Present Perfect Continuous

Recognise the Verb


She can't have been playing

Modal / Tense & main VERB

CAN (+ PRESENT) / to PLAY

'First' Infinitive?

To have been playing

Be + Past Participle?

No

Be + -ING?

Yes, = CONTINUOUS
Next infinitive = to have been

Have + Past Participle?

Yes, = PERFECT
Next infinitive = to have

Answer

To Play
CAN + Present
Perfect Continuous
Active


Recognise the Verb


Haven't they been working?

Modal / Tense & main VERB

PRESENT / to WORK

'First' Infinitive?

To have been working

Be + Past Participle?

No

Be + -ING?

Yes, = CONTINUOUS
Next infinitive = to have been

Have + Past Participle?

Yes, = PERFECT
Next infinitive = to have

Answer

To Work
CAN + Present
Perfect Continuous
Active


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Test Your Knowledge!

Question


I haven't been studying much lately.

VERB?
Tense/Modal/Structure
ASPECT(s)
VOICE


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Answer


To Study
Present
Perfect Continuous
Active

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