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    Default Present Perfect Tense

    Hi, can anyone tell me why I can't say:-

    I have learnt English since I was a child.

    but I can say:-

    I have lived in London since I was a child.

    Thank you!

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    Default Re: Present Perfect Tense

    We can say, "I have learnt English since I was a child".
    Please do not edit your question after it has received a response. Such editing can make the response hard for others to understand.


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    Default Re: Present Perfect Tense

    Can it be the answer to the question: How long have you been learning English?

    Is "I have been learning English since I was a child" better or the same?


    I didn't have any context at the start it was just a sentence I thought about and it didn't sound correct. Later, I wrote the message about the question because I started to think about it as maybe it could be the answer to the question.
    Last edited by Anne59; 24-Apr-2013 at 19:29.

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