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    Has been being done

    "He has been getting paid for last one month".

    "It has been being done for one year". Are these correct?

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    #2

    Re: Has been being done

    He was paid for last month.
    You do not use the present perfect continuous tense for a one-off action.

    It has been done for one year, meaning the action went on for a year "Being" is redundant.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Has been being done

    The present perfect progressive/continuous passive form is rarely used, but it is not incorrect.
    Last edited by Piscean; 14-Sep-2015 at 12:59. Reason: missing word added.

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    Re: Has been being done

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    The present perfect progressive/continuous form is rarely used, but it is not incorrect.
    Do you mean the passive one? I don't think it is rare to say 'I have been learning English for years', but I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Has been being done

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    Do you mean the passive one? I don't think it is rare to say 'I have been learning English for years', but I am not a teacher.
    You are right. I have added the missing word.

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    Re: Has been being done

    I think it is possible to say 'He has been getting paid for years', but I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Has been being done

    It is, as is, 'He has been getting paid for a month', as if in instalments, I mean wages paid on a weekly basis.

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    Re: Has been being done

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    "It has been being done for one year".
    I think it is possible if 'done' is replaced with 'published', but I am not a teacher.

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    #9

    Re: Has been being done

    As said above, it's not a common tense, but when it's the one needed, it's the one needed, and there's nothing wrong with it.
    It just requires the right context (like everything else!)

    I've been being paid the wrong amount each week for the last month. I've only just noticed. I have to let payroll know.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Has been being done

    Thank you.

    Can I also say "There are few claims that have been getting processed for the last two months, but the decision hasn't been made yet. How much time are they(Can we use they for non living things. Like I have used here for claims)going to take to be processed?".

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