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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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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'.
I have sent is present perfect while
I have been sending is past continuous
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.
I chooced (have been sending )
could anyone explain to me please , why first one is correct ?