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Present Perfect Progressive Tense

Verbs describing actions in the present are said to be in the present tense.  The present perfect progressive tense is used for an on-going action that began in the past and continues into the present.

Examples:

My sister has been relying on a pay rise to pay her student loan.
Mr and Mrs Cox have been taking the wrong pills for years.

The present perfect progressive tense is one for four present tenses.  They are:
 
The 4 Present Tenses Example
simple present tense I go
present progressive tense I am going
present perfect tense I have gone
present perfect progressive tense I have been going
 
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