Present perfect continous
We use the present perfect continuous to show that the action began in the past and it is still happening or it has just stopped.
Monday – buzz… buzz… buzz… buzz… – Wednesday
It has been making a buzzing sound since Monday.
It has been making a buzzing sound for two days.
Why are you bright red in the face?
We have been playing football.
Offering, accepting, refusing
Offering to do something for somebody
Let me help you do the cleaning.
I‘ll carry that bag. It’s too heavy.
Shall I do it for you?
Accepting an offer of help
Thanks very much.
Just what I needed, thanks.
That’s very kind of you, thanks.
Refusing an offer of help
No, thank you.
No, it’s all right. I can manage.
Thats’ very kind of you, but I can do it.
a few / a little
We use a few with things we can count.
We use a little with things we cannot count.
Wash a few apples.
Add a little water.
I’m going to France for a few days next week.
Could you bring me a little water, please?