Category: English tenses

Present perfect simple or present perfect continuous?

Put each verb in brackets into the present perfect simple or the present perfect continuous.

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Please use short forms e.g. haven't instead of have not in negative statements and use long forms in positive statements e.g. I am instead of I'm.

1. I'm exhausted. I (work) very hard today.2. I (always like) her very much.3. I (not learn) too much yet, but now I'm doing my best.4. Hi Tom, I'm writting to you because I (not hear) from you for ages.5. How long (you watch) TV?6. You (drink) too much recently.7. We (wait) for you 3 hours.8. You look tired. What (you do)?9. I (already paint) the room.10. It (rain) for two days. The ground is very wet now.11. How long (you prepare) this dinner?12. They (be) married since 1980.13. How long (you know) about their affair?14. I (always believe) in his innocence.15. I (buy) a new car for my wife.16. I (look) for you for an hour. Where have you been?17. I (cut) the lawn all day so now I'm totally exhausted.18. I (cut) the lawn so now I can relax.19. (you ever play) the piano?20. (you see) my red skirt honey?