It is used to tell about things which continue to happen over a long period of time.


  1. Due to fog, trains have been running late.
  2. To prevent flu,she has been taking precautions 

In this case,we use " have been " or " has been " with the verbs

Rules for Present Perfect Continuous

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Fill with appropriate Present Perfect Continous Tense

I.........(go) to mall

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She........(date) him

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We..........go for walk together.

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I..........(report) to her

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Rohan.............(drink) too much

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Comparison with Simple Present, Present Continuous, Present Perfect and Present Perfect Continous

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