Overview of All English Tenses - Present Tenses Overview - Present Perfect Continuous


We can see that this particular usage of the unfinished past can be used for both the present perfect and the present perfect continuous. Where we've got action verbs, we usually prefer to use the present perfect continuous. However, there are state verbs which don't usually go into the continuous form, such as 'know'. We would say 'I have known her for 10 years,' not 'I have been knowing her for 10 years.' So when we have these state verbs, such as 'know', 'be', 'seem' and 'appear', we would usually put these in the present perfect but with the action verbs, such as 'play', 'cook', 'work', we will use these in the present perfect continuous. Normally, we also use the present perfect continuous fairly frequently with words, such as just or recently to express a recently completed action with the present results, for example 'I am tired because I have been playing football.'

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Another unit with a mass of info to take in. Just as important as the other units, knowing what tools you have help in formulating different lesson plans so that every class can be individualistic. In that each is a little different from the last, so as to not become dull and monotonous.This unit was too difficult for understanding for me. The rules are really not simple. Moreover there are a lot of different phrasal verbs. Of course, that it is too good that there are an examples of typical students' mistakes. This grammar rules are difficult, but really useful for me.Do not mess be going to and present continuous tense up. In my opinion, the future tense is the easiest as it is clear that for us to know that the event has not happened. However, it might be challenging to explain to students where there are so many different forms within only 1 tense.