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    I have being learn English

    I have being learn English

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    colloquium is offline Senior Member
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    Re: I have being learn English

    I'm not a teacher.

    "I have been learning English".

    Present perfect continuous. To show that you have been learning English and continue to do so.

    "I have learnt English".

    Present perfect. Showing that you have already learnt (and know how to speak) English.

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    Re: I have being learn English

    Quote Originally Posted by colloquium View Post
    I'm not a teacher.

    "I have been learning English".

    Present perfect continuous. To show that you have been learning English and continue to do so.

    "I have learnt English".

    Present perfect. Showing that you have already learnt (and know how to speak) English.
    I've been learning English for nearly half a century, and I wouldn't dare say I've learned it. I wonder if any of non-native speakers can say about themselves that they have learned English emphasising the result of the action. To me it sounds very much the same as 'I've drunk the ocean'. Am I exaggerating?

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    Re: I have being learn English

    "I have learnt English".

    "I have studied English" probably sounds better.

    Incidentally, certain languages do not distinguish between learn and study, look and see.

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    Re: I have being learn English

    Quote Originally Posted by Clark View Post
    I've been learning English for nearly half a century, and I wouldn't dare say I've learned it. I wonder if any of non-native speakers can say about themselves that they have learned English emphasising the result of the action. To me it sounds very much the same as 'I've drunk the ocean'. Am I exaggerating?
    I would take "I have learnt English" to mean "I'm very knowledgable of the English language". But I would take "I've drunk the ocean" to be a completely absurd statement!

    I agree that language learning is practically ongoing for everyone, regardless of whether it is a first, second, third, or even fourth language. But I was trying to give two practical examples with possible explainations.

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    Re: I have being learn English

    I agree with in the part where you imply that even for a native speaker it would be absurd to say 'I've learned the langauge', meaning the job is done, now I can relax.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nzmmnss View Post
    I have being learn English
    my try
    Maybe you wanted to tell (or hear) in the passive voice (being was there in the sentence)

    1) I am being taught about the English language.
    2) I have been taught about the English language for the last seven months.
    3) I am kept by the language. A lot of time, I spend on it.
    4) I'll tell you what! I was kept too when was very young.
    5) I was being taught about the language when I was a teenager.
    6) I'd been taught about the English language before I went to a primary school when I started to being taught about the French language.
    7) I would be taught about the language if I had some money to pay for the lessons.
    8) I would have been taught by the best professors if I had had money to pay for.
    9) I went to Scotland to be taught about the language by my friend I have there.
    10) Being kept by the English language isn't the worst thing which might have happened to me.
    11) Having arrived into England and (having) been told about no need to have been in the desert all the time I realised I was at a level of an advanced beginner.

    It would be useful for you to identify the verb tense aspects used in the sentences. It was useful for me to write them down.
    There might have been some mistakes in the sentences too.
    You are supposed to correct it.

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