English Grammar — Present Perfect Continuous — Structure -TESOL Course

English Grammar — Present Perfect Continuous — Structure -TESOL Course


This ITTT video outlines the structure of the Present Perfect Continuous tense, the tense that is used for events which started in the past and are still continuing, or which have stopped, but whose effects are still ongoing. This one of two videos — this one focuses on the structure of the positive and negative forms.

Positive form: subject + auxiliary verb ‘have’/’has’ + been + present participle

I have been working for ten years.

Negative form: subject + auxiliary verb ‘have’/’has’ + not +been + present participle

She has not been working here for some time.

It is essential for any TESOL course to provide teachers with a sound knowledge of the English language tense system and to give teachers the confidence to present productive, meaningful and correct information to their students. Even if grammar wasn’t a strong point for you at school our ITTT courses will help you not to be intimidated by the tense system. In fact our aim is to make you feel less tense! For more information and to choose a TESOL course that’s right for you follow the link above. ///

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