Form of Present Perfect Progressive
- P: He has been speaking.
- N: He has not been speaking.
- Q: Has he been speaking?
Use of Present Perfect Progressive
Present Perfect Simple is used for actions that started in the past and stopped recently or are still going on. The focus is on the course or duration of the action (not on the result).
- Action that is still going on
Action that started in the past and is still going on. We want to emphasize how long the action has already been going on..Examples:
We have been successfully working in this field since 1990.
I have been working in this company for over five years now.
- Action that stopped recently and has an influence on the present
Action that has been going on for a certain period of time and is the reason for a present situation.Examples:
I am so tired – I have been working all night.
I have been trying to change the toner cartridge – now my fingers are dirty.
Signalwörter des Present Perfect Progressive
all day, for 4 years, since 1993, how long?, the whole week