Questions in the Present Perfect Continuous

1. Yes/No Questions in the Present Perfect Continuous

Auxiliary Subject Past Participle Verb+ing Remainder Yes/No Subject Auxiliary (+ n’t)
Have you been waiting long? Yes,
No,
No,
I
I
I
have.
have not.
haven’t.
Has Susan been studying today? Yes,
No,
No,
she
she
she
has.
has not.
hasn’t.
Have they been going out for very long? Yes,
No,
No,
they
they
they
have.
have not.
haven’t.

2. Questions with question words in the Present Perfect Continuous

Question word Auxiliary Subject Past Participle Verb Rest Answer
How long have you been trying to win the lottery? I have been trying for years.
How long have they been living in London? They have been living in London since 2009.
What has she been doing  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.