Present Perfect Continuous Tense
It is used to express an action which has started in past, still continuing and not completed so far. It is used to express a continued or ongoing action that
started in past and is continued till now. In this tense, start time of action will always be given like - for a few days, for ten months, for 2 years, since Wednesday,
since 2011, since September etc.
If start time of action is not given in the sentence, then it does not come under Present Perfect Continuous Tense. 'Start time of action' is the main factor which differentiates between Present Continuous Tense and Present Perfect Continuous Tense. e.g.
It is drizzling outsite - Present Continuous Tense.
It has been drizzling outside since morning. - Present Perfect Continuous Tense.
In the above example, only start time of action 'since morning' is the factor which is changing the tense of the sentence.
Aise kaarya yaa action jo bhoot kaal meiN shuru ho, lagaataar jaaree hai aur abhee tak poorN nahee huay hai, Present Perfect Continuous Tense ke antargat aate hai.
Hindi meiN isakee pahachaan hai – vaakya ke ant meiN ‘rahaa hai’, ‘rahee hai’, ‘rahe hai’ kaa prayog hotaa hai. Parantu aise vaakyo meiN kaarya shuru hone ke
samay kaa prayog jarooree hai.
Vah vaakya jahaaN kaarya shuru hone kaa vigat samay diyaa huaa ho aur action lagaataar chal rahaa ho aur vaakya ke ant meiN ‘rahaa hai’, ‘rahee hai’, ‘rahe hai’ ho, to vah Present Perfect Continuous Tense hai. Agar vigat samay nahee diyaa huaa hai to vah vaakya Present Continuous Tense hai. Vaakya meiN kaarya shuru hone ke samay kaa prayog hee Present Continuous aur Present Perfect Continuous tense meiN fark (difference) bataataa hai.
jaise - Baahar boondaa baandee ho rahee hai. - Present Continuous Tense.
Baahar boondaa baandee subah se ho rahee hai. – Present Perfect Continuous Tense.
(Is udaaharaN meiN kaarya shuru hone kaa samay "subah se" mukhya hai jo Tense ko badal rahaa hai.)
Present Perfect Continuous Tense - Positive
|Present Perfect Continuous Tense - Positive|
|Type of Sentence||Rule|
|Positive||Subject + Has/Have + been + Verb (Ist form) + Ing + Object + For/Since + Time + Remaining + (.)|
In Present Perfect Continuous Tense, helping verb 'has been / have been' is used and 'Ing' is added with first form of Verb.
For time 'Since or For' is used. Word “Since’ is used when time mentioned in the sentence is certain and ‘For’ is used when
time mentioned in the sentence is not certain.
Present Perfect Continuous Tense meiN sahaayak kriyaa 'has been / have been' kaa prayog hotaa hai aur verb kee first form ke saath
'Ing' joDaa jaataa hai. Vaakya meiN diye huay time ke liye 'Since yaa For' kaa prayog hotaa hai. Agar time nishchit hai to ‘Since’ ka
prayog karate hai aur agar time anishchit hai to ‘For’ kaa prayog karate hai.
|Use of 'For' and 'Since'|
|"For" is applied before uncertain time:-||"Since" is applied before certain time:-|
|Five hours, two hours, an hour||3 O'clock, 10 O'clock, 5 PM, 4 AM.|
|few days, four days, seven days||Monday, Saturday, Sunday|
|two months, eight months||March, June, December|
|One year, ten years||2011, 2012, 2013|
|for a long time||Since long.|
|Yesterday, tomorrow, day after tomorrow|
|Morning, Evening, Night, Noon, Afternoon.|
|Birth, beginning, then, when|
|Present Perfect Continuous Tense - Positive||MaiN subah teen baje se kitab paDh rahaa hoon.|
|Person||Subject||Has/Have||Been + Verb(Ist Form) + Ing + Object||Since / For||Time + Remaining|
|Ist person||I||have||been studying this book||since||3 o'clock.|
|Ist Person -Plural||We||have||been studying this book||since||3 o'clock.|
|2nd Person||You||have||been studying this book||since||3 o'clock.|
|3rd Person -Singular||He/She/It/Ram||has||been studying this book||since||3 o'clock.|
|3rd Person -Plural||They/boys||have||been studying this book||since||3 o'clock.|
Present Perfect Continuous Tense - Negative
|Present Perfect Continuous Tense - Negative|
|Type of Sentence||Rule|
|Negative||Subject + Has/Have + Not + been + Verb (Ist form) + Ing + Object + For/Since + Time + Remaining + (.)|
In Present Perfect Continuous Negative sentence, 'Not' is added between 'Has/Have' and 'Been'.
Present Perfect Continuous Negative vaakya meiN 'Not' ko 'Has/Have' aur 'Been' ke beech meiN lagaate hai.
|Present Perfect Continuous Tense - Negative||MaiN do ghanTe se nadee meiN nahee tair rahaa hoon.|
|Person||Subject||Has/Have + Not||Been + Verb(Ist Form) + Ing + Object||Since / For||Time + Remaining|
|Ist person||I||have not||been swimming in the river||for||two hours.|
|Ist Person -Plural||We||have not||been swimming in the river||for||two hours.|
|2nd Person||You||have not||been swimming in the river||for||two hours.|
|3rd Person -Singular||He/She/It/Ram||has not||been swimming in the river||for||two hours.|
|3rd Person -Plural||They/boys||have not||been swimming in the river||for||two hours.|
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