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I'm deeply sorry for my poor english skills but I need to know. :(

Can I answer: "It always has been happening" after the sentence: "This is happening because of you" ?

  • Has always been is grammatical. Adverbs are placed between the auxiliary verb (has) and the main verb (been). This is evident in this sentence: "He's always been fun." – user392938 Aug 6 at 16:25
  • Most adverbs modifying a verb phrase may be placed before or after an auxiliary verb in its verb chain: It frequently has been prepared there; It has frequently been prepared there; It has been frequently prepared there are all grammatical and mean the same thing. – John Lawler Aug 6 at 17:28
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Adverbs of frequency (always) are rarely used in the continuous tense. It is preferred to use simple tenses instead. So, instead of Present Perfect Continuous, I would choose Present Perfect Simple. But since "It has always happened" would not address what you mean, the fact that something has always been the trend, I would choose Present Simple. So your answer would be It always happens.

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    That's a quite different sentence, with a different (though apropos) meaning. – John Lawler Aug 6 at 17:27
  • "Continuous" is an aspect, not a tense (or even part of the name of a tense). Anyway, present perfect continuous would be "It has always been happening". – Rosie F Aug 6 at 19:31
  • “It happens regularly” might capture the meaning the questioner seeks. – Xanne Aug 6 at 20:12

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