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The present perfect and continuous tense follows the format: subject + has/have + been + -ing form of the verb, such as: I/We/You/He/She/It/They + has/have + been + -ing form of the verb.

It is used for actions that has recently stopped, like: The ground is wet. It has been raining.

Also, it is used for actions repeated over a period of time, such as: We have been traveling across the country this year.

It can be used with for/since, for example: We have been waiting for a cab for almost an hour now. Our parents have been taking care of us since we were little.

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