Present Perfect Simple or Continuous Exercise

Present Perfect Simple or Continuous Exercise at Auto-English

Fill the gaps with either the present perfect simple or the present perfect continuous tenses using the verb in brackets. REMEMBER that we use the present perfect simple when the result of the action is important and the present perfect continuous to describe how somebody or something has been occupying his/her or its time, and also for actions of a continuous nature.

1 I'm exhausted. I______________________ in the garden all day.(work)
2 That old house now looks fantastic. The owners __________ completely __________ it.(restore)
3 My garden's a jungle. I ______________________ any gardening for months.(do NEGATIVE)
4 I think Maggie and Max are dating. They______________________ a lot of each other recently.(see)
5 We've discovered this great pub and we______________________ there a lot.(go)
6 How's Maggie? I ______________________ her for ages.(see NEGATIVE)
7 You're covered in hay, Max. What __________ you __________?(do)
8 Maggie's gone to the doctor's. She ______________________ too well lately.(feel NEGATIVE)
9 Where have you been? I______________________ for ages.(wait)
10 I have to write a 300 word essay. I______________________ about half so far.(write)


Written by Rob Wilson ©Robert Clifford McNair Wilson 2003