Present Perfect Continuous To emphasize that the action is incomplete. She has been writing a letter for two hours. She has written a letter. 2. To emphasize activity rather than completed action when talking about present result. I` ve been paint ing the ceiling. (I`m tired.)
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To emphasize that the action is incomplete.
She has been writing a letter for two hours.
She has written a letter.
2. To emphasize activity rather than completed action when talking about present result.
I`ve been painting the ceiling. (I`m tired.)
I`ve painted the ceiling.
3. To suggest a temporary situation when talking about unfinished past.
I`ve been living year for ten years.
I `ve lived here for ten years.PRESENT PERFECT SIMPLEPRESENT PERFECT CONTINUOUS
Suggests Columbus is still alive. Past Simple: Columbus discovered America.
What are you doing in New York. temporarily
I was having a cup of tea at 8.00.an action in progress at that moment in time
Someone`s been eating my sandwich. an incomplete action, the speaker is looking at a sandwich with a couple of big bites taken out of it.
the reading of the book is finished
I`ve been reading a great book. I`ll lend it to you when I`ve finished.the reading of the book is not finished.
I`ve been reading a lot about Orwell recently. I`ve just finished his biography.emphasizes repeated activities over a period of time.
She`s written three novels. Emphasizes the completed actions.
He`s been playing tennis since he was a kid.
no difference really.
When and where was he born?
How long did it take to travel to China?
How long did he stay in China?
What did he take back to Venice?
What was his book called?
6. How long has he been away from home?
7. Which places has he been to?
8. Where`s he beenstaying?
9. How many times has he had diarrhoea?
10. Has he beenpickpocketed?QUESTIONS
Which school did she go to?
How long has she been climbing? Since she was 10 years old.
What did she study at university? English and American literature.
How long has she been married? For 38 years.
What did she do when she was 30?
She started the first women`s climbing club in Japan.
When did she climb Mount Everest? When she was 36.
Who gave/awarded her a medal? The King of Nepal.
How many mountains has she climbed? 113
Has she had an exciting life? Yes she has.
2. A yachtsman has been rescued dramatically in the Pacific Ocean.
3. Valuable jewels have been stolen from Sotheby`s.
3. have my eyes tested
4. have had their car serviced
5. had our television repaired yet
He`s had the invitations printed.
They`vehad the cake decorated
They had the champagne delivered.
He had his hair cut.
She`shaving her hair done.
They`rehaving the flowers delivered.
They`ll have had the photos developed.
She`llhave had her wedding dress dry-cleaned.