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    #1

    present perfect simple/continuous

    Is the second sentence right??

    "I've been teaching 20 students all day."
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    "I've taught 20 students today." => if the sentence is correct, does it mean that I was teaching each one separately? One by one?


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    Re: present perfect simple/continuous

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    The second sentence does tend to suggest that it was 20 students, one by one. But it's not really clear how (or even whether) the 20 students were divided up.
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    Re: present perfect simple/continuous

    Quote Originally Posted by Philly View Post
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    The second sentence does tend to suggest that it was 20 students, one by one. But it's not really clear how (or even whether) the 20 students were divided up.
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    OK, thank you for your response.

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