Theory

Compare

 

PRESENT PERFECT SIMPLE

PRESENT PERFECT COMTINUOUS

 

He has been to the dentist.

 

Once

 

He has been going to the dentist.

 

Repeated action

 

That building has stood  in that corner for twenty years.

 

Permanent action

 

That man has been standing in the corner  for twenty minutes.

 

Temporary action

 

Someone has drunk my bottle of wine.

Finished action

 

Someone has been drinking my bottle of wine.

Unfinished action

Someone has studied English for five years.

Emphasis: Result

Someone has been studying  English for five  years.

Emphasis: length

 

Fecha: 19/5/2017 | Creado por: Maria Carolina
Categoria: Unit 2