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    'recently' with the present continuous

    Hello,

    I would like to ask for help about the following:
    Is it grammatically correct to use the present continuous tense with the adverb 'recently', or it is better to use the present perfect continuous tense with it?

    For example, which sentence is more correct:
    'I am listening to classical music a lot recently.' or: 'I've been listening to classical music a lot recently.'

    Thank you for very much your help,
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    Re: 'recently' with the present continuous

    The second one - the present perfect continuous

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    Re: 'recently' with the present continuous

    Thank you very much for your help.
    And could I have one more question: What if I changed the adverb of time to 'these days' in the two sentences of mine.Which tense should I use then?
    'I am listening to classical music a lot these days.' or: 'I've been listening to classical music a lot these days.

    Thank you,
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    Re: 'recently' with the present continuous

    You can use either of those tenses with 'these days'.

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    Re: 'recently' with the present continuous

    Thank you!
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    Re: 'recently' with the present continuous

    You're welcome, heyt, but you don't need to send your thanks in a separate post.

    We are all happy to accept a simple click on the Like button as your acknowledgement of our help.


    Rover

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