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    Default I've been/I've verb+ed

    Hello !

    I would like to know if "I've been studying all day" and "I've studied" mean the same thing? And tomorrow,could I say : " I had been studying all day" ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kco13 View Post
    Hello !

    I would like to know if "I've been studying all day" and "I've studied all day" mean the same thing? In general, yes. And tomorrow,could I say : " I had been studying all day" ? You could, but I would expect some reference to another past action. Why not simply, "I studied all day"?

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    Default Re: I've been/I've verb+ed

    What do you mean by "some reference to another past action" ? I give you an example :
    I had been studying all day,that's why i'm still tired.

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    Default Re: I've been/I've verb+ed

    Quote Originally Posted by Kco13 View Post
    What do you mean by "some reference to another past action" ? I give you an example :
    I had been studying all day,that's why i'm still tired.

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    Please note that we do not use spaces before question marks.

    In your sentence, you need "have", not "had".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kco13 View Post
    What do you mean by "some reference to another past action" ? I give you an example :
    I had been studying all day,that's why i'm still tired.

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    I should have said "another action", not necessarily "past". Your example is OK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kco13 View Post
    What do you mean by "some reference to another past action" ? I give you an example :
    I had been studying all day,that's why i'm still tired.

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    I had been studying all day when I suddenly realised I was supposed to have met a friend for lunch!

    I had been studying all day when I fell asleep at my desk.

    I had been studying all day - that's why I was so tired in the evening.

    Your example doesn't work because you related the "I had been ... " action to a present fact, "I'm still tired".

    It needs to be related to another past action etc.

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