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Present Perfect vs. Present Perfect Continuous

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Present Perfect vs. Present Perfect Continuous

Present Perfect

Form: have/has + Past Participle
Use: This is used to refer to completed actions, activities or
processes. It suggests very long permanent situations.
 
Present Perfect Continuous
Form: have/has + been + verb in ING
Use: This is used to refer to unfinished or developing activities.
It suggests temporary actions or activities.
 
Choose the best answer.
1. The firemen are outside.  They  to put out the fire for the last two hours.
2. Troy is a pilot. He  to many parts of the world.
3. The baby  for more than 4 hours. I think I will wake her up.
4. Ale  to Padre Island only once.
5. She  a bath for two weeks.  She reeks!!!
6. We all want to go home.  We  this bus for over 5 hours.
7. The lost girls haven't been found yet.  A crew of volunteers  for them for 2 days.
8. Gabriela  a PhD. It took her 6 years, but she finally got her diploma.
9. The lecturer  for more than 1 hour!!! I just want him to finish!!!
10.There is a constuction site behind my house. They   a lot of noise and it is driving us crazy!!!