The Perfect Progressive Tenses

The perfect progressive tenses give the idea that one event is in progress immediately before, up to, until another time or event. That tenses are used to express the duration of the first event.

Form : have + been + (-ing)

  1. Present Perfect Progressive
  • Tom has been studying for two hours

(event in progress : studying.

When? Before now, up to now.

How long? For two hours).

  1. Past Perfect Progressive
  • Tom had been studying for two hours before his friend came.

(event in progress : studying.

When? Before another event in the past.

How long? For two hours).

  1. Future Perfect Progressive
  • Tom will have been studying for two hours by the time his friend arrives.

(event in progress : studying.

When? Before another event in the future.

How long? For two hours).

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