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5.3.2. The present perfect progressive form 2
In the previous section, we explains the present perfect progressive form (PrPPro) which is used for the verbs not having the duration.
Although the verbs which have the duration are used with PrPPro.

(27) We have been waiting here for an hour.

"Wait" can be co-occurred with the for phrase and it does not need PrPPro. Actually, it is often used with the form. Why it is used like this?

We can consider the progressive form meanings paying attention to the act and emphasizing it. That is, it gives a lively feeling to the act.
PrPPro is often used with "wait", "sit", "sleep" etc. among the action verbs. It is said that a native speaker uses it much.

Time sensation cut

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