UNIT 10. Present Perfect Continuous (I have been doing)

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  1. A
  2. B

A

It has been raining.

Study this example situation:
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It is raining?
No, but the ground is wet.

It has been raining.

Have / has been -ing is the present perfect continuous:
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We use the present perfect continuous for an activity that has recently stopped or just stopped.
There is a connection with now:

You’re not of breath. Have you been running? (= you’re out of breath now)
Jason is very tired. He’s been working very hard. (=he’s tired now)
Why are your clothes so dirty? What have you been doing?
(on the phone) I’m grad you called. I’ve been thinking about calling you…
Where have you been? I’ve looking everywhere for you.

B

It has been raining for tow hours.

Study this example situation:
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It began raining two hours ago, and it is still raining.

How long has it been raining?
It has been raining for two hours.

We use the present perfect continuous in the way with how long, for, and since.
Tha activity is still happening (as in this example) or has just stopped.
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How long have you been studying English? (= you’re still studying English)
Tim is still watching television. He’s been watching television all day.
Where have you been? I’ve been looking for you for the last half hour.
Christopher hasn’t been feeling well recently.

You can use the present prefect continuous for actions repeated over a period of time:

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