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1. Many animals in the woods have been asleep all winter.

2. Birds have been away.
3. Under the snow, the ground has been hard.

(In the sentences above, the present participle was used. What does the present participle refer to? Does it refer to 'continuousness'?)

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  1. Yes. You're right that these actions are continuous.

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