0
  1. My sister and her boyfriend have not been going out together for a long time.

Or

  1. My sister and her boyfriend have not gone out together for a long time.
1
  • Both are correct. I can't figure how to say more, without knowing: is there a reason to think one of them might be wrong? – Maverick Oct 16 '15 at 14:35
2

Both are correct. They mean different things.

  1. My sister and her boyfriend have not been going out together for a long time.

They stopped dating each other a long time ago (to be going out = to be dating each other).

  1. My sister and her boyfriend have not gone out together for a long time.

They are, quite possibly, still 'dating' but they have not actually been out together (on a date) for a long time. (to go out = (er...) to go out!)

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.