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    Tan Elaine is offline Key Member
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    Default I've been wanting...

    I've been wanting a new mobile phone for a long time. I wonder when I would have the money to buy it.

    Do native speakers use the words in bold in the above context? I feel it should be "I have wanted".

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    Default Re: I've been wanting...

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    Both the past progressive and the present perfect work just fine here.

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