How Do We Use Present Perfect Progressive Sentence and Future Progressive Easily? Here are 5 Terms

How Do We Use Present Perfect Progressive Sentence and Simple Future Progressive Easily? Here are 5 Terms – English, Just Guided

Present Perfect Progressive Tense and Future Progressive Tense are English tenses that used to indicate ongoing  action. The distinctive feature  is Present Perfect Progressive Tense used to indicate a factual ongoing action while Future Progressive Tense to indicate a possible ongoing action. We can use the tenses in sentence easily by applying 5 terms. Here are the terms :

First, Understand The Major Role of Present Perfect Progressive Tense.

Have a look at the illustration. There are a woman and a man discussing from 07:30 to 08:30. If they are being asked about their activity within the period of the time, they can tell us. ‘We have been discussing since 07:30.’ It indicates a discussion was beginning at a past time and continued until a specific time at the moment of speaking. It is factual ongoing action from the past time {07:30} to present time (08:30). And, this is an example of Present Perfect Progressive sentences.

Let’s back to English lesson at school. We use the present perfect progressive to tell a single action that began at a particular time in the past and is still continuing. For example : I have been calling Mario for 5 minutes. It means I was holding my smartphone some minutes ago and still doing it at the moment of speaking to call Mario. In addition, we also use been in present perfect tense to inform a recent past action. For example : It has been spring. It means the ground surrounding you is covered by a green lush vegetation after winter. Thus, every action began at specific time in the past and it is continued until a specific time at the moment of speaking becomes a domain of Present Perfect Progressive Tense.

Second, Understand The Major Role of Future Progressive Tense.

If the woman and the man are being asked about their activity at 11: 00 while time on the clock is still 08:30,  they can tell us. ‘We will be waiting for a flight at 11: 00.” It indicates waiting for a flight is in progress in a future time. It is just like a possible ongoing action or plan in mind. This is an example of Future Progressive Tense sentences.

Follow This Practical Way To Been and Be Correctly

The domain of Future Progressive Tense is a future ongoing action. Its sentences are predictive due to possibility factor in our mind. Once again, for example : We will be waiting for a flight at 11: 00. ‘Waiting for a flight’ can or can’t  be a progressive action  a future time mentioned.

Third, Take Control The Unique Layout of Present Perfect Tense and Simple Future.

Make sure you have read our last post. As seen on the following table, there are a number of sentences on behalf of Present Perfect Tense ( Model A) and Simple Future Tense (Model B). Just insert a verb + ing. Let’s say cooking, typing and reading for model A and talking, working and walking for Model B. Take control the unique layout of both tenses. As a result, you cannot only accomplish Present Perfect Tense sentences and  Simple Future’s at your fingertips but also Present Perfect Progressive sentences and future progressive.

RELEVANT COMPONENTS SENTENCES MODEL A RELEVANT COMPONENTS SENTENCES MODEL B
I have been in the kitchen since one forty five pm.I will be at Nancy’s house at four pm.
She has been in the office for twenty five minutes.She will be at Marina hospital at eight.
He has been at home since 07:30They will be in Amsterdam tomorrow.
RELEVANT COMPONENTS SENTENCES MODEL A RELEVANT COMPONENTS SENTENCES MODEL B
I have been cooking in the kitchen since one forty five pm.I will be talking at Nancy’s house at four pm.
She has been typing in the office for twenty five minutes.She will be working at Marina hospital at eight.
He has been reading at home since 07:30They will be walking in Amsterdam tomorrow.

Fourth, Enrich Your Knowledge with Pattern of Present Perfect Progressive Tense and Future Progressive.

Let’s break down Present Perfect Progressive Tense into affirmative sentence, negative and interrogative. Study the following examples:

Affirmative SentenceInterrogative SentencePositive Short AnswerNegative Short Answer
I have been cooking in the kitchen since one forty five pm.Have you been cooking in the kitchen since one forty five pm?Yes, I have.No, I have not.
You have been working in the lab for one hour.Have I been working a in the lab for one hour?Yes, You have.No, You have not.
He has been learning this for a week.Has he been learning this for a week?Yes, he has.No, he has not.
She has been typing in the office for twenty five minutes.Has she been typing in the office for twenty five minutes?Yes, she has.No, she has not.
The virus has been spreading throughout the world since early 2020.Has the virus been spreading the world since early 2020? Yes, it has.No, it has not.
We have been arriving at the end.Have you been arriving at the end?Yes, we have.No, we have not.
You have been strolling in this market for one hour.Have we been strolling in this market for one hour? Yes, you have.No, you have not.
They have been stopping here for five minutes.Have they been stopping here for five minutes?Yes, they have.No, they have not.

Don’t forget break down Future Progressive Tense into affirmative sentence, negative and interrogative. Study the following examples:

Affirmative SentenceInterrogative SentencePositive Short AnswerNegative Short Answer
I will be talking at Nancy’s house at four pm.Will you be talking at Nancy’s house at four pm?Yes, I will be.No, I will not be.
You will be introducing our new teacher tomorrow.Will I be introducing our new teacher tomorrow?Yes, You will be.No, You will not be.
He will be meeting someone at the airport at ten.Will he be meeting someone at the airport at ten?Yes, he will be.No, he will not be.
She will be working at Marina hospital at eight.Will she be working at Marina hospital at eight?Yes, she will be.No, she will not be.
The virus will be spreading next month.Will the virus be spreading next month? Yes, it will be.No, it will not be.
We will be participating at the party at seven.Will you be participating at the party at seven?Yes, we will be.No, we will not be.
You will be eating the food.Will we be eating the food? Yes, you will be.No, you will not be.
They will be walking in Amsterdam tomorrow.Will they be walking in Amsterdam tomorrow?Yes, they will be.No, they will not be.

Fifth, Apply the Rule for Adding –ing to a Verb Correctly.

We normally add-ing  to a base verb, such as add – adding, sing – singing  but there are 7 special terms. These terms must be considered. Study the terms on following table

TERMS TO ADD -ING TO BASE VERB EXAMPLES
If a base verb is ended in a vowele’, delete the letter and add –ing.dance – dancing
smile – smiling
If a base verb is ended in ‘ie’, replaceie’ with y and add –ing.die – dying
lie – lying
If a base verb is ended in ‘w’, ‘x’, ‘y’, do not double the consonant. Just add –ing.enjoy – enjoying
fix – fixing
If a base verb is one syllable and ended in a vowel and a consonant, add the consonant and end with –ing.dig – digging
tip – tipping
If a base verb is more than one syllable and ended in a vowel and a consonant, do not add the consonant and end with –ing.remember – remembering
consider – considering
If a base verb is more than one syllable and ended in a stressed vowel plus R, add R and end with –ing.refer – referring
defer – deferring
If a base verb is more than one syllable and ended in an unstressed vowel plus R, just end with –ing.offer – offering
suffer – suffering

The 5 terms are like directions in a compass. Use these practical terms to express Present Perfect Progressive sentence and Future Progressive Tense appropriately. This article is just a guide to help you expressing a factual ongoing action or a possible ongoing action meaningfully in English. Always get in touch.

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