This post will show you how to form the Present Perfect Progressive. To see how to use the Present Perfect Progressive, click here.
With the Present Perfect Progressive, also called the Present Perfect Continuous, there are are two auxiliary verbs “have” or “has”, and “been” plus the main verb in its “-ing” form.
|You||have||been||sitting||at the back of the class.|
|She/He/It||has||been||exercising||at the gym.|
|We||have||been||trying||to call the doctor|
|They/You (plural)||have||been||reading||that book too.|
|You||have||not||been||playing||soccer these days.|
|They/You (plural)||have||not||been||eating||at home lately.|
|Have||I||been||working||for an hour already?|
|Have||we||been||driving||in the wrong direction?|
|Have||they/you (plural)||been||lying||to us all this time?|
|Yes||Subject + Be|
|Yes,||they/you (plural) are.|
|No||Subject + Be + Not|
|No,||they/you (plural) aren’t.|
We do not use contractions with short affirmative answers.
✔ Yes, I am.
✘ Yes, I’m
✔ Yes, you are.
✘ Yes, you’re.