Learn and practise the present perfect continuous in English.A It’s been raining.
Study this example conversation:
We use the present perfect continuous for an activity that has recently stopped or just stopped:
- Why are you out of breath? Have you been running?
- Paul is very tired. He’s been working hard.
- Why are you so tired? What have you been doing?
- I’ve been talking to Amanda and she agrees with me.
- Where have you been? I’ve been looking for you.
Study this example situation:
- How long have you been learning English? (= you’re still learning English)
- Ben is watching TV. He’s been watching TV all day.
- Where have you been? I’ve been looking for you for the last half hour
- Chris hasn’t been feeling well recently.
You can use the present perfect continuous for repeated actions:
- Silvia is a very good tennis player. She’s been playing since she was eight.
- Every morning they meet in the same cafe. They’ve been going there for years.