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Rule of Present Perfect Continuous Tense - Positive

Type of Sentence Rule
Positive / Affirmative Subject + Has/Have + been + Verb (Ist form) + Ing + Object + For/Since + Time + Remaining + (.)

Use of Since/For

Since' is used before certain time For' is used before uncertain time
3 O'clock, 10 O'clock, 5 PM, 4 AM. Five hours, two hours, an hour
Monday, Saturday, Sunday few days, four days, seven days
March, June, December two months, eight months
2011, 2012, 2013 One year, ten years
Since long. for a long time
Yesterday, tomorrow, day after tomorrow
Morning, Evening, Night, Noon, Afternoon.
Birth, beginning, then, when

Look at these sentences:

वर्तिका सुबह से खेल रही है। Vartika has been playing since morning.
अंकल अपने बेटे के जन्म से दिल्ली में रह रहे हैं. Uncle has been living in Delhi since the birth of his son.
रात से वर्षा हो रही है। It has been raining since night.
वह पिछले दो सालों से परीक्षा की तैयारी कर रहा है। He has been preparing for the examination for the last two years.
उसे रविवार से बुखार आ रहा है। He has been suffering from fever since Sunday.
सीमा पार्क में अपने दोस्त का पिछले दो घंटे से इंतजार कर रही है। Seema has been waiting for her friend in the garden for the last two hours.
हेलिकाप्टर 11 बजे से शहर पर मंडरा रहा है। The helicopter has been hovering over the city since 11 o'clock.
बच्चा आधे घंटे से सो रहा है। The baby has been sleeping for half an hour.
रजनी जनवरी से एरोबिक व्यायाम कर रही है। Rajni has been doing aerobic exercise since January.
हमारा बस चालक दस मिनट से सिग्नल दे रहा है। Our bus driver has been giving signals for ten minutes.
रजत सुबह 6 बजे से तालाब में तैर रहा है। Rajat has been swimming in the pond since 6 AM.
मैं जन्म से दिल्ली में रह रहा हूं। I have been putting up in Delhi since birth.
क्या आप शाम से वॉलीबॉल खेल रहे हैं? Have you been playing volleyball since evening?

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