Short/contracted forms and long forms in the Present Perfect Progressive

How to use short/contracted forms with the Present Perfect Progressive

We often use short/contracted forms of auxiliaries in spoken English. The Present Perfect Progressive is formed with the auxiliary have. So short/contracted forms are used frequently with the Present Perfect Progressive.

1. Affirmative sentences

Pronouns Long forms Contracted forms
I I have been going I've been going
you you have been going you've been going
he, she, it he has been going he's been going
we, you, they they have been going they've been going

2. Negative sentences

Pronouns Long forms Contracted forms
I I have not been going I've not been going
you you have not been going you've not been going
you haven't been going
he, she, it he has not been going he's not been going
he hasn't been going
we, you, they they have not been going they've not been going
they haven't been going