# The Present Perfect Continuous

In this lesson you’ll learn how the meanings and constructions of the continuous and perfect tenses are used together with the present tense as the present perfect continuous.

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## Exercise: Present Perfect Continuous or Perfect or Simple or Past Continuous?

1. Situation: When you meet your friend, you see that his clothes are covered with dust and pieces of dried leaves and grass. You’re curious to know why, so you ask: (what / you / to do) ‘________________________________________?’

What were you doing!

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2. Situation: You make a new acquaintance. She tells you that she plays guitar. You think this is very interesting. So you ask her: (how long/ you/ to play / guitar) ‘________________________________________?’

How long have you played guitar OR How long have you been playing guitar

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3. Situation: You get to the football/soccer game late. You meet your friend there who has been there since the game started. You want to know the score. You start by asking him: (how many / points / our team / to score / so far) ‘________________________________________?’

How many points has our team scored so far

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4. Situation: You had plans to meet a friend in front of a city monument. When you get there you see that she is already there……Variation 1: As soon as you get close enough for her to hear you, you ask: (you / to wait / for long) ‘________________________________________?’

Have you waited for long OR Have you been waiting for long

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…Variation 2: You say hello and start walking toward a cafe together. A few minutes later you remember that she was already there when you got there and ask: (you / to wait / long) ‘________________________________________?’

Were you waiting for long

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