Present Perfect Simple or Present Perfect Continuous – Exercise

Task No. 1291

Put the verbs in brackets into the gaps. Use either the Present Perfect Simple or the Present Perfect Continuous. Take care about the word order.

Welcome to your Present Perfect or Present Perfect Continuous – Exercise

1
How long to Susan? (you/to know)
Clue
KNOW is not normally used as in the continuous form. We use the simple when we want to know how long something has existed.
2
You look hot. ? (you/to run)
Clue
When we are interested in the ACTION we use the continuous form
3
The baby for three hours. (to sleep)
Clue
When we are interested in the ACTION we use the continuous form
4
How many times  this film? (she/to see)
Clue
We are interested in the RESULT so we use the simple form.
5
I all afternoon. I need a rest. (to study)
Clue
When we are interested in the ACTION we use the continuous form
6
He is very lazy, he a job. (never/to have)
Clue
We are interested in the Non Existing RESULT so we use the simple form.
7
I from him for ages. (not/to hear)
Clue
We are interested in the Non Existing RESULT so we use the simple form.
8
Sorry, I'm late. long? (you/to wait)
Clue
When we are interested in the ACTION we use the continuous form
9
to what I said. (you/to listen)
Clue
When we are interested in the ACTION we use the continuous form
10
He the room all day, but he yet. (to paint) (not/to finish)
Clue
When we are interested in the ACTION we use the continuous form - PAINTING. For the RESULT we use the simple form