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Grammar challenger Gloria from Brazil

Present perfect continuous
You look tired! What have you been doing? This question uses the present perfect continuous, the verb form we use to talk about an activity that's recently stopped or just stopped and that has a connection with now.

In the programme we challenge Gloria from Brazil to come up with good explanations for what she has been doing in different situations.

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Positive form

Subject to have been present participle
I
You
We
They
have
've
been painting the kitchen.
playing tennis.
watching TV.
He
She
It
has
's


Negative form


Subject to have been present participle
I
You
We
They
have not
haven't
been smoking.
playing tennis.
working hard.
He
She
It
has not
hasn't


Question form

Question word to have subject been present participle
What have I
you
we
they
been doing?
eating?
waiting for?
has he
she
it


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