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    Hi,
    I have one doubt in present prefect tense vs present perfect continuous tense for instance

    I have written a later(present perfect)
    I have been writing for an hour(present perfect continuous)
    I can understand what the meaning of these tense. But in real time people are using like
    I have been written a letter (There is no continuous)
    It has been done(There is no continuous)
    Is there any meaning in the above sentence?

    Can you please correct me with example?

    Thanks in Advance!

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    John

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    Re: presend perfecr vs present perfect continues

    Quote Originally Posted by johnre View Post
    Hi,
    I have one doubts in about the present perfect tense vs the present perfect continuous tense, for instance:

    I have written a later letter (present perfect)
    I have been writing for an hour (present perfect continuous)

    I can understand what the meaning of these tense. But in real time life people are using like use:

    I have been written a letter (There is no continuous)
    This is incorrect English unless you mean that someone wrote a letter to you.
    It has been done (There is no continuous)
    This is a perfectly acceptable English sentence but whether it is correct or not will depend on the context.

    Is there any meaning in the above sentence?

    Can you please correct me with example?

    Thanks in Advance!

    Regards,
    John
    I've made some comments above but I'm not quite sure what you're question is. As a general rule, the present continuous is used for actions which are still ongoing, and past tenses for actions which have finished.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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