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Assume that I was waiting for someone for several hours and finally, he/she arrived to the meeting late. I wonder whether I say "I have been waiting for you", it means that I am still "waiting" or not.

I'm asking because this structure is known as Present Perfect Continues which basically is used for something that started in the past and still continues to the present.

  • Possible duplicate of Is there any difference between Present Perfect and Present Perfect Continuous? – user140086 Jun 8 '16 at 6:44
  • There are many more related questions if you search present perfect continuous. – user140086 Jun 8 '16 at 6:46
  • You are right but I'm specifically asking for the verb "waiting". – Mohebifar Jun 8 '16 at 6:47
  • What makes you think "waiting" and "other verbs" would lead to different interpretation? The answer to the question is crystal clear. – user140086 Jun 8 '16 at 6:49
  • I was just wondering if the phrase sounds weird or the tense can be used so in "some" circumstances. – Mohebifar Jun 8 '16 at 7:01

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