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 (look) for you for an hour. Where have you been?2. How long (you know) about their affair?3. You look tired. What (you do)?4. (you ever play) the piano?5. They (be) married since 1980.6. I (cut) the lawn so now I can relax.7. How long (you watch) TV?8. I (not learn) too much yet, but now I'm doing my best.9. We (wait) for you 3 hours.10. I (already paint) the room.11. How long (you prepare) this dinner?12. I (cut) the lawn all day so now I'm totally exhausted.13. I (always believe) in his innocence.14. It (rain) for two days. The ground is very wet now.15. I (always like) her very much.16. You (drink) too much recently.17. I (buy) a new car for my wife.18. Hi Tom, I'm writting to you because I (not hear) from you for ages.19. I'm exhausted. I (work) very hard today.20. (you see) my red skirt honey?