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Present Perfect Progressive Tense

Present perfect progressive tense indicates an ongoing event begun in the past and continuing into the present.

  • She has been looking tired lately.
  • We have been taking dance lessons for three weeks now.

The pattern for forming present perfect progressive tense is as follows:

  • Present tense form of have been present participle

To form the negative, place not between the have auxiliary and been. To form a question, move the have auxiliary to the beginning of the sentence, in front of the subject.

  • She has been looking tired.
  • Has she been looking tired?
  • She has not been looking tired.

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