Questions in the Present Perfect Continuous

1. Yes/No Questions in the Present Perfect Continuous

AuxiliarySubjectPast ParticipleVerb+ingRemainderYes/NoSubjectAuxiliary (+ n’t)
Haveyoubeenwaitinglong?Yes,
No,
No,
I
I
I
have.
have not.
haven’t.
HasSusanbeenstudyingtoday?Yes,
No,
No,
she
she
she
has.
has not.
hasn’t.
Havetheybeengoing outfor very long?Yes,
No,
No,
they
they
they
have.
have not.
haven’t.

2. Questions with question words in the Present Perfect Continuous

Question wordAuxiliarySubjectPast ParticipleVerbRestAnswer
How longhaveyoubeentryingto win the lottery?I have been trying for years.
How longhavetheybeenlivingin London?They have been living in London since 2009.
Whathasshebeendoing all day?She has been helping me.

Use has with the 3rd person singular (he, she, it) and in all other persons have.

► Use the past participle of be: been

► Add ing to the infinitive.