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. We (wait) for you 3 hours.2. They (be) married since 1980.3. I (always believe) in his innocence.4. I (always like) her very much.5. I (buy) a new car for my wife.6. Hi Tom, I'm writting to you because I (not hear) from you for ages.7. It (rain) for two days. The ground is very wet now.8. I (not learn) too much yet, but now I'm doing my best.9. I (cut) the lawn so now I can relax.10. I (look) for you for an hour. Where have you been?11. How long (you prepare) this dinner?12. (you ever play) the piano?13. How long (you watch) TV?14. (you see) my red skirt honey?15. How long (you know) about their affair?16. I'm exhausted. I (work) very hard today.17. You look tired. What (you do)?18. You (drink) too much recently.19. I (cut) the lawn all day so now I'm totally exhausted.20. I (already paint) the room.