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1) I have lived here since 2006

2) I have been living here since 2006.

What's the difference between the above cases? Are there different conditions to use each one of them? Or can they be used interchangeably? I have already read this answer but what I want is simple answer and explanation that whether I have lived here since 2006 mean I am not living here now or I am still living.No doubt this answer is well explained but I am unable to understand it completely that's why I said earlier that I want easy explanation. Hope you get my problem now.

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I have lived here since 2006

I have been living here since 2006.

The first sentence may mean that you have been living there since 2006 and you are still living there and may be living in the future too.

It also may mean that you have lived there since 2006 but you are not living there.You have prabably gone to somewhere else.

The second categorically means that you have been living there since 2006 and you are still living there.

So if you are particular about your living there now, it is better to say I have been living there since 2006

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  • Should I really say “I have lived in Illinois since 1969” if I moved to California in 1981? – Anton Sherwood Oct 30 '19 at 2:10
  • It is not necessary.Present perfect means two things. – successive suspension Oct 30 '19 at 2:29

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