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    NAPO LION is offline Newbie
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    Default PRESENT PERFECT vs PRESENT PERF. CONT.

    Hello everybody,

    I need some help with the use of Present Perfect over specified number of repetitions.

    "Ever since we have played football every day."
    "Ever since we have been playing football every day."

    Why isn't the second sentence correct since it specifies duration (they have been doing so - every day - up to now.) ???....

    Thanks in advance

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    Default Re: PRESENT PERFECT vs PRESENT PERF. CONT.

    Quote Originally Posted by NAPO LION View Post
    Hello everybody,

    I need some help with the use of Present Perfect over a specified number of repetitions. The number of repetitions is not specified.

    "Ever since we have played football every day."
    "Ever since we have been playing football every day."

    Why isn't the second sentence correct since it specifies duration (they have been doing so - every day - up to now.) ???....
    Neither one is correct because they are not sentences.
    The easiest way to make them correct sentences is to add a comma after "since".

    "Ever since, we have played football every day."
    "Ever since, we have been playing football every day."

    Is that the meaning you want to express?
    2006

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