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. How long (you prepare) this dinner?2. I (cut) the lawn so now I can relax.3. I (not learn) too much yet, but now I'm doing my best.4. I (always believe) in his innocence.5. I (always like) her very much.6. Hi Tom, I'm writting to you because I (not hear) from you for ages.7. They (be) married since 1980.8. I (cut) the lawn all day so now I'm totally exhausted.9. I (already paint) the room.10. You (drink) too much recently.11. I (buy) a new car for my wife.12. I'm exhausted. I (work) very hard today.13. I (look) for you for an hour. Where have you been?14. How long (you know) about their affair?15. It (rain) for two days. The ground is very wet now.16. How long (you watch) TV?17. (you see) my red skirt honey?18. We (wait) for you 3 hours.19. (you ever play) the piano?20. You look tired. What (you do)?