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Present Perfect vs. Present Perfect Progressive [duplicate]

I am taking a Mooc on grammar and punctuation on Coursera, and have been asked a question during a lecture: Do these two sentences have similar meaning or different meaning? Julie has studied ...
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They have lived in Paris for 5 years NOW (?) [duplicate]

The sentence you see in the title is from my English lesson. Thought I was OK with the Present Perfect, but I'm not so confident now. The explanation says that I can translate this sentence as "they ...
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Present Perfect Simple vs Present Perfect Continuous [duplicate]

I came across some present perfect language exercises that I question. Choose Present Perfect Simple or Continuous: The place looks like a bombsite! What _____________ (do) all day? Well, I've ...
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What tense should I use for describing an ongoing action which has started a long time ago? [closed]

Suppose I started working on a project several years ago and right now I'm still working on the same project. If I want to express this to someone else what tense should I use? The statement should ...
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Present Perfect and Present Perfect Continuous [closed]

In British English, which of the two sentences is more acceptable? And please tell me the difference if there is any. Many thanks! I have played football for two years now I have been playing ...
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Differences in meaning between present perfect and present perfect continuous [duplicate]

Please help me to identify the difference between these two sentences This building has always attracted many tourists. This building has been attracting many tourists.
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Difference between present perfect simple and present perfect continuous [duplicate]

Are both "I have read this book for months" and "I have been reading this book for months" correct? If yes, how are meanings different?
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Does “I have been waiting for you” mean that “I am still waiting”?

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....
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Present Perfect Continuous vs. Present Simple

Do I clearly understand difference between this two sentences? "How long do you dance?" - As I understand I can use this sentence to ask a person about his expirience in dancing. "How long have you ...
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Live or living which is common error? [duplicate]

I am living in London for a few months. I have been living in London for a few months. What is the difference? Is number one a common error?
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He has been watching TV [duplicate]

1.He has been watching TV. What does this sentence mean? Does it mean that the person started watching TV sometime before and still watching it or the person started watching TV sometime before and ...
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“Present perfect” vs. “present continuous” for completed actions [duplicate]

Sometimes the present perfect continuous tense has the same meaning as the present perfect tense, and  it makes me feel confused. I don't know which one is the better to use. For example: Someone ...
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Present Perfect vs. Present Perfect Continuous

how are you? Well, my biggest doubt at the moment is the difference between these two tenses. Actually, the more I study the more I have doubts with these tenses. Present Perfect vs Present ...
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Difference between Present Perfect and Present Perfect Continuous [duplicate]

I know this question has been asked a lot, but I still don't fully understand the difference between Present Perfect and Present Perfect Continuous (if there is one). Sometimes the two tenses are ...
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Usage of “since” and “for” in the present perfect and simple past tense [duplicate]

Can we use since and for with past tense? If we can use them, then what is difference between: I have learnt English for 3 months I learnt English for 3 months

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