View Poll Results: I _____ three emails today.

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  • have sent

    1,287 82.87%
  • have been sending

    266 17.13%
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Thread: Present Perfect

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    rj1948 is offline Senior Member
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    Re: Present Perfect

    Today is adverb of time.Present perfect is never used with adverbs of past time.
    I'VE SENT THREE E-MAILS SO FAR TODAY.
    I'VE BEEN SENDING THREE E- MAILS TODAY...CORRECT?NO WAY.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chakotay View Post
    I have one more example. Which sentence is correct?

    Did you really cook it yourself? Itís delicious.
    Have you really cooked it yourself? Itís delicious.

    I believe second one is correct, but I would like to hear your opinions.
    Thanks

    mmm, who was this delicious coocked by?

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    Re: Present Perfect

    Some useful rules you can find here: RapidSteps

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    Re: Present Perfect

    Hello teacher,

    For me the only difference between both forms, is when we are talking about one action which began in the past and has a relation with the present, we use the continuous tense (present perfect continuous) just if we want to show that it is not finished.

    But can we use the present perfect tense with one action which has began in the past and has a result or just stopping at the moment of speaking?

    Thank for your reply and your fast answer, have a nice sunny day, the 'The French'.

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    Re: Present Perfect

    I have sent is present perfect while
    I have been sending is past continuous

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    Re: Present Perfect

    Nico, I am 'The French', I think you made a mistake :

    I was sending is past continuous tense (subject + was or were + ing form).

    Have a nice day.

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    Wink Re: Present Perfect

    I chooced (have been sending )

    could anyone explain to me please , why first one is correct ?

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