Present Perfect Continuous Exercise 1

The present perfect continuous is a tense in English to talk about actions and events that started in the past and have continued up to the present moment. The difference between the present perfect continuous and the present perfect (simple) is that the former is used to talk about longer actions and events and when the focus is on the duration.

This is an exercise about forming this tense.

You can find the exercise below:

Present Perfect Continuous Exercise 1

Complete these sentences by filling in the correct form of the verb in the present perfect continuous.
Over the last 20 years, U2 (to release) a lot of new songs.
My friend (to wait) for a new computer for over two weeks.
She (to count) insects for four hours.
Since 2015, he (to try) to create a viral video.
They (to work) on that website for four weeks.
Ever since I was a child, I (to live) the dream because I have the best parents ever!
He (to watch) cartoons for hours.
For weeks, we (to plan) what to cook on Thanksgiving.
He (to play) games since last night.
In recent months, a lot of girls (to compare) themselves to their pop idols.

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