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Present Perfect Continuous Tense With Urdu/English Examples, Formula & Structure

Present Perfect Continuous Tense With Urdu English Examples


Present Perfect Continuous Tense With Urdu/English Examples, Formula & Structure


The Present Perfect Continuous Tense is used to show an action that started in the past, continued to present or just finished recently.  There is no PASSIVE VOICE in Present Perfect Continuous Tense.


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Active Voice

In Present Prefect Continuous Tense  active voice Urdu sentences end with (تارہی ہوں، تارہاہوں، تےرہےہو، تی رہی ہو، تےرہےہیں، تے رہی ہیں وغیرہ)



  • We use “has been”, “have been” and add “ing” with the 1st form of verb.
  • “Since” & “For” are used as time reference to show that when the action started in the past or for how long the action continued.
  • “Since” is used when you know the exact starting time like “Since 2009”, “Since 6:00 AM”, “Since Thursday” etc.
  • “For” is used for a period of time, amount of time like “for last five years”, “for last 2 hours”, “for 6 months” etc.


For Example:

  • I have been serving my parents for last 2 years.  میں پچھلے 2 سالوں سے اپنے والدین کی خدمت کر رہا ہوں
  • Kinza has been winning this competition since 2018.  کُنزا 2018 سے یہ مقابلہ جیت رہی ہے
  • You have been losing this game for last 3 years.          آپ پچھلے 3 سالوں سے اس کھیل کو ہار رہے ہیں
  • We have been running this event since 1st Jan,19.  ہم اس پروگرام کو یکم جنوری ، 2019 سے چلا رہے ہیں
  • They have been working hard for two hours.          وہ دو گھنٹے سخت محنت کر رہے ہیں
  • Aliza has been waiting since 4:00 PM.                   علیزہ شام چار سے انتظار کر رہی ہے
  • I have been going to their home since childhood.  میں بچپن سے ان کے گھر جاتا رہا ہوں


Negative Sentences



  • In active voice negative sentences “not” is used between “has”, “have” and “been”.


For Example:

  • I have not been helping poor.            میں غریبوں کی مدد نہیں کرتا رہاہوں
  • He has not been doing well in exams.       وہ امتحانات میں اچھی کارکردگی کا مظاہرہ نہیں کررہا ہے
  • They have not been attending the classes since Friday.      وہ جمعہ کے بعد سے کلاسوں میں شرکت نہیں کر رہے ہیں
  • We have not been participating in sports for last 2 years.  ہم پچھلے 2 سالوں سے کھیلوں میں حصہ نہیں لے رہے ہیں
  • You have not been doing well.       تم اچھا نہیں کر رہے ہو
  • It has not been a good journey.       یہ اچھا سفر نہیں رہا ہے


Interrogative Sentences



  • “Has” & “have” are used before the subject.
  • The question words like “when”, “how”, “where”, “why” are used before “has” & “have”.


For Example:

  • Has Aslam not been doing well?        کیا اسلم ٹھیک نہیں کر رہا ہے
  • Have the students not been paying tuition fees?        کیا طلباء ٹیوشن فیس ادا نہیں کررہے ہیں
  • Has it been a memorable journey?           کیا یہ یادگار سفر رہا ہے
  • Why has Nida not been participating in event?      نیدا کیوں اس پروگرام میں حصہ نہیں لے رہی ہیں
  • How have they been managing to escape for last 1 month?    پچھلے 1 مہینے سے وہ کیسے فرار ہونے کا انتظام کر رہے ہیں


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