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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This unit discussed games, frameworking, case studies, and other things you can use in the classroom to help the students fully understand and apply what they are learning. In cooperation the ESA methodology, there are games and activities and case studies for every step of the class lesson plan. Case studies would be useful for an overarching activity to carry the lesson of the class, where as hangman or Monopoly might be something useful to teach and practice things that we have learned related to vocabulary, scenarios, and the like.