Correct use of the present perfect continuous tense

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The present perfect continuous tense shows that an action started in the past, has continued up to the present and is still continuing.

Grammar Notes

The question form in this tense will be as follows:

Since the action started in the past and has been continuing ever since, the only point of time that can be mentioned is such a sentence is the time when the action started.

You can also mention the period of time during which the action has been going on.

Common errors

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CBSE class 10 English grammar - sentence completion exercise 1
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