Public timetable Stative verbs (think, believe, hope, love, want etc.) News headlines A sequence of short actions
always, every day/month/year, usually, often, seldom, sometimes etc.
Present Continuous (Present Progressive)
I am picking berries at the moment.
(-) She isn't picking berries at the moment. (?) Is she picking berries at the moment?
am/is/are + infinitive + -ing
am, is, are
The action is happening at the moment of speaking To stress that the situation is temporary, not permanent
Person's habits and behaviour that we don't like: I am always losing things. He is being selfish.
now, at the moment
I have picked all berries from the bush.
(-) She hasn't picked all berries yet. (?) Has she picked all berries?
has/have + past participle (the third verb form)
To stress the result in relation to the moment of speaking Something has already happened several times and may happen again Have you ever...? I have never... An equivalent of the present perfect continuous for stative verbs
already, ever, just, never, yet, so far, till now, since, for
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been picking berries for two hours. I'm tired.
(-) She hasn't been picking berries all this time. (?) Has she been picking berries since morning?
have/has been + infinitive + -ing
have been, has been
The action started in the past and has just finished The action started in the past and is still going on
for, since, how long
Confirm your action
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