If I use Present Perfect Progressive and Present Perfect with an expression of unfinished time, it implies that the action is continuing.
But what about recently and lately — when used with Present Perfect Progressive and Present Perfect do they imply, like expressions of unfinished time, that the actions are still continuing?
And if lately/recently are not used in a sentence (with either Present Perfect or Present Perfect Progressive) would it imply that an action is complete?
- Recently/lately, I have been feeling really tired.
Recently/lately, I have felt really tired.
I have been feeling tired.
I have felt tired.
- She has been watching too much television lately.
She has watched ... lately/recently.
She has been watching too much television.
- Have you been exercising lately?
Have you exercised lately?
Have you been exercising?
- Mary has been feeling a little depressed.
Mary has felt depressed lately/recently.
Mary has been feeling a little depressed lately/recently.
- Lisa has not been practicing her English.
She has not practiced her English recently/lately.
Lisa has not been practicing her English lately/recently.
- What have you been doing?
What have you done? [a completed action]
What have you done recently/lately? What have you been doing recently/lately?