Examples of
Present Perfect Progressive Tense


The following examples of Present Perfect Progressive tense will help you understand and use this tense properly and naturally.

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Note: the Present Perfect Progressive verbs are italics.

And now, let the examples begin!

Present Perfect Progressive Tense Example Sentences

An action that started in the past, and continued up until the present:

You have been watching TV for the last five hours. Do you think maybe it's time to get some work done?

The cat has been hiding under the couch for over an hour now.

She has been sneezing since she got here.

Sam has been working as a teacher since he graduated.

He has a stomach ache because he has been eating too much.

We have been working day and night on this project, so now it's time to relax and have some fun.

They have been playing soccer for several hours, so now they are exhausted.

They have been chatting for the last two hours.

I have been working for you for the last three months.

What have you been doing since I left?

She has been working there since July.

I have been waiting for you for an hour and a half!


To show something was happening lately:

I haven't been sleeping too well lately.

They have been losing all their matches recently.

Lately, Susan has been coming late.

Recently, I have been making more and more money with my business.

She has been feeling much better lately.

I haven't been studying much recently.

The kids have been watching too much TV lately.

Have you been jogging lately?

What have they been doing?



The above examples of Present Perfect Progressive Tense are here to help you understand and use this tense properly and naturally.

You should also get familiar with its usage and rules – visit the Present Perfect Progressive page to help you with that.

For exercises visit the Present Perfect Progressive Exercises.


Check out the other tenses:

Simple Present

Simple Past

Simple Future

Present Progressive


Past Progressive


Future Progressive


Present Perfect


Past Perfect


Future Perfect


Present Perfect Progressive


Past Perfect Progressive


Future Perfect Progressive

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