Present Perfect Continuous
The present perfect continuous shows actions that occur in the past but continues up till now. In other words, there is a duration or a period of time. The words for, since and when are used to indicate duration. Look at the examples given below:
Past actions till now
- He has been staring at that girl for 5 minutes.
- You’re late. We have been waiting since 10:00 AM.
- Lately, I’ve been eating takeaways (or takeouts) as my parents are away.
Take note that in the present perfect continuous tense, you have to use the phrase “has/have been” followed a verb with “-ing“. In addition, notice that the word lately is also used as well to show duration.