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    moonwalker Guest

    Default question~

    1. It began to rain 2 hours ago. + It is still raining now.

    --> It has been raining for 2 hours.

    Correct?


    2. It began to rain 2 hours ago. It is still raining now.

    -> It has still been raining for 2 hours.

    Correct?

    3. It has rained for 2 hours.

    Correct?

    4. It has rained for 2 hours.
    It has been raining for 2 hours.

    What is the difference?


    Please answer the questions one by one.

    Thank you.

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    Default Re: question~

    1. It began to rain 2 hours ago. + It is still raining now.

    --> It has been raining for 2 hours.

    Correct? Yes


    2. It began to rain 2 hours ago. It is still raining now.

    -> It has still been raining for 2 hours.

    Correct? Not really- 'still'doesn't work here

    3. It has rained for 2 hours.

    Correct? Yes, but what's the context?

    4. It has rained for 2 hours.
    It has been raining for 2 hours.

    What is the difference? In the first, it has stopped, in the second it hasn't


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    moonwalker Guest

    Default Re: question~

    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    1. It began to rain 2 hours ago. + It is still raining now.

    --> It has been raining for 2 hours.

    Correct? Yes


    2. It began to rain 2 hours ago. It is still raining now.

    -> It has still been raining for 2 hours.

    Correct? Not really- 'still'doesn't work here

    3. It has rained for 2 hours.

    Correct? Yes, but what's the context?

    4. It has rained for 2 hours.
    It has been raining for 2 hours.

    What is the difference? In the first, it has stopped, in the second it hasn't



    It's very clear now, tdol. :D
    I appreciate your explanation.

    Happy, happy, happy. :P

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