Present Perfect Progressive

The Present Perfect Progressive (Continuous) is a form of the verb that shows the action or state started in the past and continued until the present.
For example: Lisa has been dancing for 3 hours without stopping.

Present Perfect Progressive Story 1

Present Perfect Progressive Story 1

Who are they? What have they been doing? Where have they been going?

Ruth and Martha are best friends. They have been spending time together since they were young girls. Every morning, they get dressed and walk to the post office together. They have been walking together to the post office every morning for the past 10 years.

Lately, Martha has not been feeling well. Ruth has been walking to the post office alone each morning. Then she visits Martha at home. She has been bringing Martha her mail every morning for 2 weeks. She hopes Martha feels better soon.

Exercises

A. Answer the following questions. Use the Present Perfect tense.

1. How long have Ruth and Martha been spending time together? For how many years have they been walking together to the post office?

Answer:

2. How has Martha been feeling lately?

Answer:

3. For how long has Ruth been visiting Martha and bringing her mail?

Answer:

B. Rewrite the following sentences as negative sentences, yes/no questions, WH-questions (using the underlined word) and tag questions.

Examples for the sentence "Walter has been washing the car for 30 minutes."

Negative: Walter has not been washing the car for 30 minutes.

Yes/No Question: Has Walter been washing the car for 30 minutes?

WH-Question:Who has been washing the car for 30 minutes? ?

Tag Question:Walter has been washing the car for 30 minutes, hasn't he?



 

 

 

1. They have been spending time together since they were young girls.

Negative:

Yes/No Question:

WH-Question:

Tag Question:


2. Ruth has been walking to the post office alone each morning.

Negative:

Yes/No Question:

WH-Question:

Tag Question:


3. She has been bringing Martha her mail every morning for 2 weeks.

Negative:

Yes/No Question:

WH-Question:

Tag Question:

C. This is a copy of the original story. Fill in the blanks with the present perfect progressive form of each verb in parentheses.

Ruth and Martha are best friends. They (spend) time together since they were young girls. Every morning, they get dressed and walk to the

post office together. They (walk) together to the post office every morning for the past 10 years.

Lately, Martha (not feel) well. Ruth (walk) to the post office alone each morning. Then she visits Martha at home.

She (bring) Martha her mail every morning for 2 weeks. She hopes Martha feels better soon.