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    Subject has been being done

    I was starting to get a grasp on how the present perfect works when it started to break down when changing the subject.

    They have been building the bridge.
    present continuos.

    The bridge has been being built.

    Other than the change in subject, is the second sentence still present continuos even though it has an extra verb in it? Are the sentences the same?

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    Re: Subject has been being done

    The second sentence is in passive voice. So they are not the same.
    Last edited by MikeNewYork; 21-Sep-2015 at 07:49. Reason: typo

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    Re: Subject has been being done

    Quote Originally Posted by lindatyler View Post
    is the second sentence still present continuos
    Both sentences are present perfect continuous/progressive.

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