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Thursday, 28 June 2018

Perfect Progressive of Verbs

Perfect Progressive of Verbs

Present Perfect Progressive

Present perfect progressive is used when an action that started in the past continues even in the present. We use "have been + <verb+ing>" for "I, we, you, they" and related nouns. These sentences use "has been + <verb+ing> for "he, she, it" and related nouns. In addition to that, the verb used in "has/have/had been" structure is always used with "ing" as the action is supposed to be continuing.

For Example

  • I have been visiting Haridwar for the last 20 years.
  • I have been looking for you all day.

Past Perfect Progressive

This is used with actions that have started in the past, continued for a fixed period, and then ended in the past too. In these cases, we use “had been + <verb+ing>”.

For Example

  • I had been asking him to get his own car, but I have just given up now.
  • I had been consulting Dr. Woo for the last ten years, but I’ve changed my doctor.

Future Perfect Progressive

This is used when an action would have been continuing from a more recent future time to a much distant future time. structure "will have been + <verb+ing>" is used with actions that started in the past and will continue till a given time in the future.

For Example

  • I will have been teaching them Maths for three years by the next fall.
  • He will have been running 100-meters races for six years by the time Olympics start.

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