Lesson 57 -- Exercise 2 - Present Perfect Continuous Grammar

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The interviewer's question is expressed in the present perfect continuous: "How long have you been juggling today?" She must also answer using the present perfect continuous:
She can answer the question using
- a specific amount of time (10 minutes) or
- the point in the past when she began juggling (since 10 o'clock, for example).
Note: it is NOT necessary to use "for". In fact, Betty Jean answers "Uh, about 10 minutes".
But it IS NECESSARY to use since if she answers using a point of time in the past (since 10 o'clock).
More practice with the Present Perfect here, and more practice withthe Present Perfect Continuous here.

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