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    Default Use of Have been without Present Perfect Continuous

    Hi everyone,

    Can anyone help to understand the below tense?

    Iíve been waiting all day (Unable to understand this sentence)
    She has been studding for two hours ( present perfect continuous)

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    Default Re: Use of Have been without Present Perfect Continuous

    Welcome to the forum.

    Please correct the "Current Location" information in your profile before we begin to help you.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: Use of Have been without Present Perfect Continuous

    Sir, location has been updated
    Last edited by English5; 04-Jan-2014 at 20:00.

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    Default Re: Use of Have been without Present Perfect Continuous

    Quote Originally Posted by English5 View Post
    Hi everyone,

    Can anyone help to understand the below tense?

    I’ve been waiting all day (Unable to understand this sentence)
    She has been studding for two hours ( present perfect continuous)

    BR
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    Both sentences have the same tense. The only difference in the first is that "I have" has been contacted to "I've".

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    Default Re: Use of Have been without Present Perfect Continuous

    Quote Originally Posted by English5 View Post
    Sir, location has been updated
    'Sir' is an inappropriate form of address to the teachers on this forum, some of whom are female.

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    Rather bizarrely, the edit at 20:00 was the OP adding ​"Sir" to that post. It definitely simply said "Location has been updated" earlier. Sometimes when we attempt to improve a post, we actually make it worse!
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    Rather bizarrely, the edit at 20:00 was the OP adding ​"Sir" to that post. It definitely simply said "Location has been updated" earlier. Sometimes when we attempt to improve a post, we actually make it worse!
    That is very true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    That is very true.
    A click on the Like button would have sufficed there, Mike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    A click on the Like button would have sufficed there, Mike.
    Probably. But it has been my experience that the tolerance for "unnecessary posts" here varies from moderator to moderator and from day to day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    Probably. But it has been my experience that the tolerance for "unnecessary posts" here varies from moderator to moderator and from day to day.
    That's not strictly true. We are in agreement that unnecessary posts are unnecessary posts. We generally take the time to explain to learners that making a post to say "Thank you" (or any post which adds absolutely nothing useful to the discussion) is discouraged. To be honest, we don't really expect to have to explain it to native speakers or other teachers. I can assure you that it is just as irritating to bother opening a new post in a thread, only to find that it's another native speaker saying "I agree/You're absolutely right/That's very true". Our time could be much better spent reading/writing useful posts.

    The only thing that varies from day to day is whether or not we have the time and energy to keep posting "Please don't make these unnecessary posts. Simply click on the Like button".
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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