Friday, September 23, 2016

Present perfect vs. Present perfect continuous

First of all, be sure to revise first the Present Perfect post here.

A few differences between Present Perfect Simple and Present Perfect Continuous:

Present perfect SIMPLE

Present perfect CONTINUOUS
  • something which happened in the past which is important now.
  • Recent actions
  • experiences
  • state verbs

  • when we focus on the action, the process or its duration.
  • when something is unfinished

Here you have a longer explanation with exercises: 

You can also check this other website: 

And remember, you can find plenty of exercises to practice this and other grammar points at

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