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  4. present perfect continious tense
 
PRESENT PERFECT CONTINUOUS TENSE
 
A)        Fill in the blanks with the appropriate forms of the verbs in brackets.
1. Look over there ! Who (dance) is dancing with Jane ?
    Oh! They (dance) have been dancing there for the last ten minutes.
2. She(cry)......................... in her room since her father (die)..........................
3. Mr. Brown (wait)............................... for his wife since he (come) ...................... home.
4. Wake up, Tom ! You (sleep)............................. for fifteen hours.
5. Jane (study)................................ for her final exams since 19th March.
6. She (have)..........................stomach cramps because she (eat)................... three pizzas.
7. Jane (drive).............................. the fastest car among her friends for a year.
8. IdilBiret (play)......................... the piano since her childhood.
9. They (prepare)........................ our dinner since they (come) .....................home from shopping.
10. We are still faraway from Marmaris and we (travel)..........................for two days.
11. After her exam, Mary needs a holiday. She (work)....................... too hard.
12. He (not/leam).................................. our language yet. He (live).......................... in this country for many years.
13. Won't you turn off the television ? It (show).......................... the same channel for five hours.
14. Fazil Say has a concert next week. He (practise).............................. since dinner time.
15. Stop, David'You (eat)............................ apples for all day.
16. My mother (stay).............................. at home this winter because of the bad weather.
17. He (not/go)................................... to parties for a year because he hasn't had time.
18. The temperature (drop).......................... rapidly since the beginning of this week.
19. Ahmet (swim).......................... in the lake since breakfast.
20. The students in the other class (have)........................... similar problems all semester.
 
B)        Join the sentences by using the Present Perfect Continuous Tense.
1. Dean began to study English six months ago. He is still studying it.
    Dean has been studying English for six months.
2.1 bought my bike a year ago. I am still riding it.
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3.1 lost my wallet a month ago. I am still looking for it.
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4. The production of computers in Turkiye began to increase in 1980. It is still increasing.
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5. They began to make a noise at 6 o'clock this morning. It is 12 o'clock now. They are sun disturbing us.
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6. Gutenberg invented the printing press in 1440. Printers are publishing books with ease now.
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7. Their assistants began to write books in 1990. They are still writing it.
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8. Felix began to smoke when he was 15 years old. He is thirty years old now. He is still smoking.
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9. Last week I began to take the vitamins once a day. I am still taking them.
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10. My brothers started to swim at 9 o'clock. It is 10 o'clock now. They are still swimming.
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C)        Change the sentences into question form with "How long...?" and answer by using the
Present Perfect Continuous Tense.
1. live/Mersin/1979.
How long have you been living in Mersin ?
I have been living there since 1979.
2. drive/1990.
................................................................................... ?
3. look for / my dictionary /1 / eat / my dinner.
................................................................................... ?
4. sit / there / four hours.
................................................................................... ?
5. John / his bed / wet / he / little boy.
................................................................................... ?
6. smoke/years.
................................................................................... ?
7. sleep/ 10p.m.
................................................................................... ?
8. Mrs. Wallace / explain / simple past tense / two hours.
...................................................................................?
9. learn / French / five months.
...................................................................................?
10. work / on the paragraph / an hour.
...................................................................................?
 
 
 
D)        Fill in the blanks using the verbs in the box with the correct form.
live        read           earn             ask            go      drink       prepare           wear     listen      call
1. How long have you been calling up your uncle ?
2. She................................... for the final test since last week.
3. Dick can't drive now. He..................................... since he came to the party.
4. We............................. in New York for five years, but he will move to San Francisco soon.
5. She ..................................... her yellow hat for a year.
6. The policeman.................................... more than 500 dollars per month since the beginning of
this year.
7. He.................................. me the same questions for all day,
8. Jonathan (not)...................................... to the parties because he has a lot of things to do.
9. The teachers confirm that the students.................................... some of Brecht's plays.
10. We.................................... to Cat Stevens since they arrived at the party.
 
 
 
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