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    Passive Tense

    Hello,
    Is the passive tense the same for Present Continuous and Present Perfect Continuous?
    For example:

    Present continuous:
    The food is being eaten

    Present perfect continuous:
    The food is beeing eaten

    Thanks a lot
    Sambo

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    Re: Passive Tense

    The passive is a mood, not a tense.

    Present continuous: The food is being eaten
    Present perfect continuous: The food has been being eaten

    We use the present perfect continuous passive form extremely rarely. We prefer either the active continuous or the the passsive non-continuous form.

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