Present Perfect Continuous Tense
Present Perfect Tense Continuous
He has been standing on the corner for about ten minutes. (And he is still there)
He has been waiting outside for about ten minutes. (And he is still there!)
(Present perfect continuous tense emphasizes the time spent.)
Present Perfect Tense Simple
He has stood on the corner. (He hasn’t gone inside)
He has waited outside. (He hasn’t waited inside)
(Present perfect simple tense emphasizes the action itself.)
Present Perfect Continuous in the Context of a Conversation
Listen to these phrases at this link: Kirsten in Tasmania
Where have you been living?
I have been living in New Zealand.
Grammar in Context
This interactive story: Banjo Player’s Brother teaches:
present perfect continuous
present perfect passive
present perfect simple
Have you seen it? Check it out at this link: Banjo Player’s Brother
An Example in a real Conversation
The police have been raiding it.