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Present Perfect Continuous #1 (permalink) Wed May 02, 2012 21:36 pm   Present Perfect Continuous
 

Hello everyone,

I have been learning english since my childhood.
She has been driving her car for two hours.
He has not been doing anything since breakfast.
You have been painting a house.
We haven't been eating l lot.

Have a nice night.
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Present Perfect Continuous #2 (permalink) Wed May 02, 2012 22:35 pm   Present Perfect Continuous
 

Just a couple of comments:

'English' is always written with a capital letter.

The better tense would usually be 'He has not done anything since breakfast.'

"We haven't been eating a lot" indicates a longer period of time than 'We haven't eaten a lot'.
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Present Perfect Continuous #3 (permalink) Thu May 03, 2012 8:15 am   Present Perfect Continuous
 

English was just a typo, sorry.
Sometimes I don't understand the difference between Present Perfect and Present Perfect Continuous. My bad.

I have been studying in college for three years. ( I guess the right preposition is 'in' not 'at) ( at university, in college)
Has she been smoking?
They have been talking for an hour.
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Present Perfect Continuous #4 (permalink) Thu May 03, 2012 8:22 am   Present Perfect Continuous
 

What is wrong with the word 'mistake' these days? It's a perfectly good word and has more sense than the ridiculous phrase 'my bad'.
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Present Perfect Continuous #5 (permalink) Thu May 03, 2012 8:30 am   Present Perfect Continuous
 

'Bad' was the first word that came into my mind. I feel some anger in the air. Did you get up on the wrong side of the bed?
By the way, have a nice day.
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Present Perfect Continuous #6 (permalink) Thu May 03, 2012 18:02 pm   Present Perfect Continuous
 

NO, to me the phrase 'my bad' is nonsensical. I was brought up when people said 'My mistake', which is correct.
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Present Perfect Continuous #7 (permalink) Fri May 04, 2012 10:14 am   Present Perfect Continuous
 

I see.

Here are some new trying:

He has been repairing my car since Thursday.
I have been using a computer for three hours.
They have been gardening.
Have you been smoking?
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Present Perfect Continuous #8 (permalink) Fri May 04, 2012 10:37 am   Present Perfect Continuous
 

"...some new tries" (some new attempts)

He has been repairing my car since Tuesday.
I have been using a computer for three hours.
These are okay as long as you mean that he is still repairing it/ you are still using it or you have stopped very, very recently.

The other two are fine.
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Present Perfect Continuous #9 (permalink) Sat May 12, 2012 9:11 am   Present Perfect Continuous
 

I have been using the English language on my mobile phone for two years.
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Present Perfect Continuous #10 (permalink) Sun May 13, 2012 9:31 am   Present Perfect Continuous
 

I've been waiting here for two hours.
How long has he been waiting here?
They have been cutting vegetables.
Haven't you been learning English?
How long have she been crying?
I have been working here since 1996.
Since when has he been watching TV?
We have been playing football for hours.
I haven't been drinking coffee for two weeks.
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Present Perfect Continuous #11 (permalink) Sun May 13, 2012 9:49 am   Present Perfect Continuous
 

How long has she been crying?

he / she /it/ <any singular noun> [/b]has[b]. You got it right in the sentences about watching TV and waiting here.
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