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Present Perfect Continous Tense

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Present Perfect Continous Tense

Postby JayJay » Thu May 24, 2012 8:45 pm

Hello good evening,

I would like to improve my English,so i am studying on the different tenses. I finnally arrived at the Present Perfect Continous. This is for me a very difficult tense. I cannot figure out how i need to use this tense. I will explain.

When you are doing something at the moment, like reading. You could say.

Present Continous tense
I am reading since 2 o'clock.

or you could say.

Present Perfect Continous tense.
I have been reading since 2 o 'clock.

Could somebody explain when I should use which tense. Or are maybe both correct? Thank you in advance!
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Re: Present Perfect Continous Tense

Postby Alan » Sat May 26, 2012 5:37 am

I'm afraid that only the second is correct!
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