34 present and past: perfect and erfect p progressive learn 21 present perfect 1 use the present perfect for a actions or events that started in the past and continue in the present. We use the present perfect simple with action verbs to emphasise the completion of an event in the recent past we use the present perfect continuous to talk about ongoing events or activities which started at a time in the past and are still continuing up until now. The present perfect can be taught deductively by highlighting the form3 and giving the rules, or inductively with guided discovery exercises and plentiful exposure to the form in meaningful, and at higher levels authentic, contexts 4. We use the present perfect continuous to talk about a finished activity in the recent past using the present perfect continuous focuses on the activity we don't give a specific time even though the activity is finished, we can see the result in the present.
The present perfect continuous tense is often used (with for or since) to describe how long something has been happening up to now present perfect continuous timeline. For each of the tenses, there are four aspects: simple, continuous or progressive, perfect and perfect continuous or perfect progressive the present tense is used to refer to something that happens or exists now. Course ratings are calculated from individual students' ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately. English grammar, tenses page 1 of 38 tenses the english tense system present perfect continuous tense i have been doing past tense i did do, i did.
So the reference of time differentiates between present perfect continuous tense and present continuous tense rules: an auxiliary verb has been or have been is used in sentence 1st form of verb (base verb) +ing (present participle) is used as main verb in sentence. The present perfect continuous expresses actions (or events) that we have been doing and are still doing things that have been going on and are still going on now to use it, we need to use have and been combined with the continuous form of the verb (ending in ing ) to show that we have been doing something. 15 fun present perfect activities here are fifteen fun ways to elicit, present and practise the present perfect 1 do you know your room students try to spot what you have changed in the room since last week, while they were having a break or while their eyes were closed. The present perfect continuous describes an action or situation in progress from the past up to the present production at this site has been increasing steadily since we.
The future perfect progressive tense indicates a continuous action that will be completed at some point in the future this tense is formed with the modal will plus the modal have plus been plus the present participle of the verb (with an -ing ending): next thursday, i will have been working on this project for three years. Use the present perfect to focus on how long something has been happening up to the present moment in time use the present simple to speak about routines, habits and things that happen every day use the present simple with adverbs of frequency such as 'usually', 'sometimes', 'often', etc. Present perfect simple we use the present perfect simple to talk about actions happened at an unspecified time in the past we can also use it to talk about actions that are finished and have consecuences in the present. The present perfect progressive tense tells you about a continuous action that was initiated in the past and finished at some point in the past however, the action has some relation to the present time. The present perfect continuous is used to refer to an unspecified time between 'before now' and 'now' the speaker is thinking about something that started but perhaps did not finish in that period of time.
Project officials hope to have the work finished next spring when they do, the monument will lean less than it did in 1700 -- enough to stabilize it, but not enough for the naked eye to detect. The present perfect is formed from the present tense of the verb have and the past participle of a verb: the present perfect continuous is formed with have/has been and the -ing form of the verb. Present perfect simple and present perfect continuous ( download this explanation in pdf ) we use both of these tenses for finished and unfinished actions the present perfect simple can be used (often with 'since' and 'for') to talk about unfinished actions that started in the past and are still true in the present. Present perfect continuous timeline teaching present perfect continuous i usually draw a time line on the board about something i started doing in the past and on the other end i write now, then i present the sentence for example: i started working here in 2004, i am working here now.
The present perfect simple suggests completion while the continuous suggests something is unfinished present perfect simple and present perfect continuous we use the present perfect tense to talk about things where there is a connection between the past and the present. Fill in the blanks with the simple past or present perfect f) feedback nominate students and have them report back on who meets the criteria for some of the questions (3 - 4 students) class check - assign students at random and board the answers 3 e) freer practice communicative practice by giving stds the chance to practice affirmative. Present perfect continuous timeline - assignment present perfect continuous timeline teaching present perfect continuous i usually draw a time line on the board about something i started doing in the past and on the other end i write now, then i present the sentence for example: i started working here in 2004, i am working here now. Review all your tenses- present, past, and future for intermediate level to advanced students focus on the time words to write the verb 17,197 downloads.
Peter has been working on the project since january an action that started in the past and has continued up to the present auxiliary verb + main verb denoting an activity. Use the present perfect continuous tense in english with actions that began in the past and continue to the present: i 've been thinking a lot about the situation recently.
Illustrated timeline demonstrating the use of by garethjones118 this is an illustrated timeline that i prepared to demonstrate the use of â´yetâ´ with the present perfect simple. In some cases, the present perfect simple and the present perfect continuous are the same: i've worked here since 1992 = i've been working here since 1992 however, we often use the present perfect progressive to emphasize the action, and the present perfect. The past perfect continuous tense (also called the past perfect progressive tense) is used to express something that began and was in progress until a moment in the past or until another past action occurred.