The Present Perfect Continuous

To complete last week’s post, here is the video explaining the present perfect continuous and the difference between the simple and continuous tense. The main difference is the verb you use: an action verb or a state verb.

Action verbs describe a process, for example: walk, live, work, talk, listen, cook, write, make. These verbs can be used in the continuous form.

In comparison, the most common state verbs are: have, be, want, agree, know, remember, believe, think. These are usually not used in the continuous form.

Have a look at this video to learn more about the form and use of the present perfect continuous. Next week we’ll look at the use of ‘since’ and ‘for’ when using the present perfect tenses. See you then!

 

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