Present Continuous
or
Present Perfect Continuous Tense



Present Continuous or Present Perfect Continuous Tense :



The present continuous tense is used when the action is going on solely in the present whereas the present perfect continuous tense is used when the action began in the past and is still going on in the present.

Examples :

Don’t go out. It is raining.
Here the action of raining is going on in the present.

It has been raining since yesterday.
Here the action began yesterday and is going on even now.

Rasheed is taking his run-up. He is bowling very well today. The batsmen are having a hard time facing his bowling. The captain is advising him on the strategy he should take. The crowd has been cheering loudly. They have been waiting for a hat-trick very eagerly. Rasheed is turning now. He is polishing the ball. The ball is turning very well. It is because there is dew on the grass and on the pitch. Also a light drizzle has been falling since morning.



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