Chapter 10. Tense (Cont'd...)
10.5 Perfect continuous tense
It is formed when the continuity i.e. action going-on, is added with the point or
period of time with the present/past/future continuous.
10.5.1 Present perfect continuous tense
Here the action of the verb begins in the past but continuing up to the present. Form
of the verb is have been/has been + verb + ing
The student has been reading for an hour.
The patient has been suffering from 3rd June.
He has been suffering since Monday last.
10.5.2 Past perfect continuous tense
Here the verb denotes an action that had been going on at or before some point of time
in the past. Form of the verb is had been + verb + ing
The student had been reading when the teacher entered.
10.5.3 Future perfect continuous tense
Here the verb denotes an action that will be completed at some point of time in the
future; but which will be in progress until then. The form of the verb
is will/shall have been + verb + ‘ing’
He will have been going to school before I start.
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