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    Someone has been sleeping in my bed

    "Someone has been sleeping in my bed, too" said the Mama bear.

    I read this in the "The Story of Goldilock and the Three Bears".
    The Golidlock is not in the bedroom anymore, why is the verb is in present continuous tense?

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    Re: Someone has been sleeping in my bed

    The present perfect continuous tense is also used to mean things that were done 'recently/lately'.

    http://www.englishpage.com/verbpage/...tinuous.html/l
    Last edited by tedmc; 21-Jan-2015 at 05:44.

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    Re: Someone has been sleeping in my bed

    It is not the present continuous tense. The present continuous tense here would be "Someone is sleeping ...".

    And it's not "Goldilock" it's "Goldilocks".
    Last edited by probus; 21-Jan-2015 at 05:09.

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    Re: Someone has been sleeping in my bed

    Quote Originally Posted by probus View Post
    It is not the present continuous tense. The present continuous tense here would be "Someone is sleeping ...".

    And it's not "Goldilock" it's "Goldilocks".
    I said 'present perfect continuous'.

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    Re: Someone has been sleeping in my bed

    But the OP didn't. probus was correcting the OP, not you.

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