Category Archives: The Present Perfect Continuous Tense

The Simple Present Tense, The Present Continuous Tense, The Present Perfect Tense, The Present Perfect Continuous Tense: Review Exercise 2

Instruction: Decide whether you should use the simple present tense, the present continuous tense, the present perfect tense, or the present perfect continuous tense. 1. My pet dog Bruno (sleep) … on the floor. He (sleep) … for an hour or so. He (sleep) … for 3 hours every day. I (have) … him for a year. 2.… Read More »

The Simple Present Tense, The Present Continuous Tense, The Present Perfect Tense, The Present Perfect Continuous Tense: Review Exercise 1

Instruction: Decide whether you should use the simple present tense, the present continuous tense, the present perfect tense, or the present perfect continuous tense. 1. Ana has a lot of friends, and she likes to write to them. She (write) … two letters a week. Right now she (write) … a letter to a friend living in Jakarta.… Read More »

The Present Perfect Continuous Tense vs The Present Perfect Tense: Exercise 2

Instruction: Decide whether you should use the present perfect continuous tense or the present continuous tense 1. Andi (write) … a letter in his room right now. He (write) … for ten minutes. 2. Bagus and his friends (play) … soccer now. They (play) … since 8 o’clock this morning. 3. A: What (you, do) … Ben? B:… Read More »

The Present Perfect Continuous Tense vs The Present Perfect Tense: Exercise

Instruction: Decide whether you should use the present perfect continuous tense or the present perfect tense. 1. A: You (work) … for over five hours. Why don’t you stop and take a rest. B: I (not, finish) … yet. 2. A: Do you like collecting stamps? B: Yes, I do. I (collect) … stamps since I was a… Read More »

The Present Perfect Continuous Tense: Exercise 1

Instruction: Put the verb in the brackets in the present perfect continuous tense. 1. The students are playing soccer. They (play) … since it stopped raining. 2. Mr. Budi is teaching in my class. He (teach) … since seven thirty. 3. Look, the man is trying to open the door. He (try) … since he arrived home. 4.… Read More »

Brief Review of the Present Tenses

We have talked about the simple present tense, the present continuous tense, the present perfect tense, and the present perfect continuous tense. Let’s review the four tenses briefly by comparing these four sentences. Each sentence uses the same verb. Maria reads a novel in her spare time –> the simple present tense; it is Maria’s habit to read… Read More »

The Present Perfect Continuous Tense

The present perfect continuous tense is used to talk about things that started in the past and continue to happen up to the present at the moment of speaking. You will use this tense when your focus is on how long things happen from some point in the past to the present. When you say “I have been… Read More »