Present perfect continuous use exercises
A range of online exercises to practise the use of the present perfect continuous (present perfect progressive) tense.
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Case 1: action started earlier and just stopped
Case 2: action started earlier and is continuing now
We use the present perfect continuous (present perfect progressive) to show that the activity started in the past, has been going on for some time and it has recently stopped or is still going on at the moment of speaking. We often use “how long”, “since” and “for” with the present perfect continuous. The exercises on this page will help you practise using the present perfect continuous in sentences. If you are only starting to learn this verb tense, we recommend studying its form first. You will find the links to the rules and exercises in the related topics block.