For the past twenty weeks I have been learning the importance of successful financial planning. (PRESENT PERFECT PROGRESSIVE)
Is this a correct present perfect progressive? Would the verbs be learning and planning?
com155 - Ms. Sue, Saturday, August 6, 2011 at 6:47pm
Yes. That's the present perfect progressive tense. The verb is have been learning. The word "planning" in this sentence is a noun.
com155 - Writeacher, Saturday, August 6, 2011 at 6:48pm
There is only one main verb in the sentence, and it's correctly written as the present perfect progressive, yes.
The verb form "planning," however, is being used as a gerund (noun form).