I have been readingfor 2 hours. [I am still reading now.]
We've been studyingsince 9 o'clock. [We're still studying now.]
How longhave you been learning English? [You are still learning now.]
Wehave not been smoking. [And we are not smoking now.]
For and Since with Present Perfect Continuous Tense
We often usefor andsince with the present perfect tense.
We usefor to talk about aperiod of time\u20145 minutes, 2 weeks, 6 years.
We usesince to talk about apoint in past time\u20149 o'clock, 1st January,
a period of time a point in past time
a long time
I left school
the beginning of time
Here are some examples:
I have been studyingfor 3 hours.
I have been watching TVsince 7pm.
Tara hasn't been feeling wellfor 2 weeks.
Tara hasn't been visiting ussince March.
He has been playing footballfor a long time.
He has been living in Bangkoksince he left school.
For can be used with all tenses. Sinceis
usually used with perfect tenses only.