Friday, July 6, 2007

Things Happening Recently

The main function of the Present Perfect Progressive is to emphasize the duration of something that started in the past and is still going on. For example, "She has been teaching ESL for six years" or "I have been waiting for you for forty-five minutes!

The Present Perfect Progressive (also called the Present Perfect Continuous) is also used to talk about something that has been happening recently. For example, "They have been thinking about taking a vacation" or "Lately, I've been meeting my English students at the library."

For more info on using this tense to talk about things that have been happening recently or lately, see Present Perfect Continuous Forms.


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