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Present Perfect vs. Present Perfect Continuous FULL LESSON

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USES OF PRESENT PERFECT CONTINUOUS
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To describe activities, routines, or habits which were recently begun
I have been taking French classes this semester
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To describe recent events or temporary situations.
I haven't been sleeping well.
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To talk about the temporary result of a recently finished activity
I’ve been cleaning the house for the party, that’s why I’m so tired.
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To talk about an action that started in the past but actively continues in the present
I’ve been studying English for years.
USES OF PRESENT PERFECT
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To describe experiences
I’ve been to Peru, China, and Germany.
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To describe events that happened in the past and continue in the present.
I’ve studied English for years.
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To describe actions that happened in the past and might continue in the present.
Steven Spielberg has directed a lot of movies.
Fill the gaps below with the right tense:
Abigail: Hi Bea. How _____________________ (your week be)
so far?
Beatrice: Awful. How about you, Abby?
A: I can’t believe your week ______________ (be) as bad as
mine. I __________________ (only go out) with my boyfriend
for two months and he ________________ (already stop)
phoning me.
B: That’s nothing. Yesterday I ______________ (find out) that
my boyfriend __________________ (sleep with) other women.
A: Mine too. He _______________________ (sleep with) 4
women in the last month!
B: Only four? Mine __________________ (sleep with) at least
6! And he _____________ (smoke) drugs in my house.
A: Oh yer, my boyfriend used to smoke drugs too, but recently he
__________________ (inject) himself!
B: Well, my boyfriend has…
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