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PRESENT PERFECT SIMPLE & CONTINUOUS. What's the difference?. PRESENT PERFECT SIMPLE. FORM : have / has + past participle USES : 1. LIFE EXPERIENCES I’ve been to China She’s ridden a horse. PRESENT PERFECT SIMPLE. 2. ALREADY, JUST & YET They’ve just left

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present perfect simple
PRESENT PERFECT SIMPLE
  • FORM: have / has + past participle
  • USES:
  • 1. LIFE EXPERIENCES
  • I’ve been to China
  • She’s ridden a horse
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PRESENT PERFECT SIMPLE
  • 2. ALREADY, JUST & YET
  • They’ve just left
  • She’s already called her friend
  • They haven’t finished yet
present perfect simple2
PRESENT PERFECT SIMPLE
  • SUPERLATIVES & “THE FIRST, SECOND, LAST TIME”, ETC
  • It’s the best meal I’ve ever had
  • It’s the firsttime he’s given a speech
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PRESENT PERFECT SIMPLE
  • 3. CONNECTION PAST & PRESENT
  • I’ve sprained my ankle, as you can see
  • He’s lost his keys
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PRESENT PERFECT SIMPLE
  • 4. HOW LONG / FOR/ SINCE (NON-ACTION VERBS:be, have, know, like, etc)
  • I’veknown Maria for 10 years
  • They’ve had that car since 2007
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PRESENT PERFECT SIMPLE
  • 5. HOW MUCH / HOW MANY
  • How many books have you written?
  • I’ve spent too much money
present perfect continuous
PRESENT PERFECT CONTINUOUS
  • FORM: HAVE / HAS + BEEN + VERB + ING
  • USES:
  • 1. “HOW LONG / FOR / SINCE” WITH ACTION VERBS(action started in past & continues now)
  • How long have you been feeling like this?
  • She’s been travelling by bus for 5 years
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PRESENT PERFECT CONTINUOUS
  • 2. REPEATED ACTIONS, ESPECIALLY WITH TIME EXPRESSIONS LIKE ALL DAY, RECENTLY, ETC
  • I have been arguing with my husband lately.
  • The phone has been ringing all day.
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PRESENT PERFECT CONTINUOUS
  • 3. CONTINUOUS ACTIONS THAT HAVE JUST FINISHED (WITH RESULT IN THE PRESENT)
  • He’s been running all day. He’s dead!
  • A: Look at your hands! They’re so filthy!
  • B: I know. I’ve been painting the living room
simple or continuous
SIMPLE OR CONTINUOUS?
  • With “How long?, For & Since” we can use both. However, we prefer the continuous for shorter, temporary actions.
  • We’ve lived in London since 1980
  • We’ve been living in London since 1980
  • We’ve been staying in a hotel for the last month
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SIMPLE OR CONTINUOUS?
  • PRESENT PERFECT SIMPLE:
  • Emphasis on the RESULT of the action
  • I’ve painted my living room
  • PRESENT PERFECT CONTINUOUS:
  • Emphasis on the DURATION of the action
  • I’ve been painting my living room
put the verbs into the correct tense present perfect simple or present perfect progressive
Put the verbs into the correct tense (Present Perfect Simple or Present Perfect Progressive)
  • I (play) _______ football for five years.
  • My team (win / only)______ two matches so far.
  • The others (be / always)______ better.
  • Are we not there yet? We (walk) _______ for hours.
  • But we (cover / only) _______ an area of five miles so far.
  • I (finish/just) _______ my homework.
  • I (work) _______ on this essay since two o'clock.
  • Jane (go out) _______ with Bob for seven years.
  • Martin (date) _______ three girls this week.
  • How long (wait / you) _______ for us?
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I have been playingemphasis on the duration = Present Perfect Progressive football for five years.

  • My team has only wonemphasis on the result = Present Perfect Simple two matches so far.
  • The others have always beenemphasis on the result = Present Perfect Simple'be' is not normally used in the progressive form better.
  • Are we not there yet? We have been walkingemphasis on the duration = Present Perfect Progressive for hours.
  • But we have only coveredemphasis on the result = Present Perfect Simple an area of five miles so far.
  • I have just finished emphasis on the result = Present Perfect Simple my homework.
  • I have been workingemphasis on the duration = Present Perfect Progressive on this essay since two o'clock.
  • Jane has been going outemphasis on the duration = Present Perfect Progressive with Bob for seven years.
  • Martin has datedemphasis on the result = Present Perfect Simple three girls this week.
  • How long have you been waitingemphasis on the duration = Present Perfect Progressive for us?