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060. I have been…

 

->something started in the past and has continued up until now

I. EXAMPLES:

I have been learning English for almost ten years.

I have been living here for thirty years.

Where have you been? We have been looking for you everywhere.

II. DIALOGUES:

A: What’s the matter? You look so tired lately.

B: I haven’t been sleeping very well these past few nights.

A: Why not?

B: I’ve been worried about my financial troubles and when I try to go to bed I can’t sleep.

A: Why don’t you try reading before you go to bed? Maybe that will make you tired.

B: I’ve tried that but it doesn’t work. I end up reading books about money.