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    #1

    present perfect/present perfect progressive/simple past

    1. I have been teaching English for six months.
    2. I have taught English for six months.
    3. I taught English for six months.
    #1 means "I started doing it six months ago and am still doing it."
    #2 possibly means the same as # 1, or could mean that once in the past I taught English for a period of six months.
    #3 means once in the past I taught English for a period of six months.
    Am I right?
    Last edited by sitifan; 09-Aug-2008 at 08:27.

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    #2

    Re: present perfect/present perfect progressive/simple past

    Quote Originally Posted by sitifan View Post
    1. I have been teaching English for six months.
    2. I have taught English for six months.
    3. I have taught English for six months.
    #1 means "I started doing it six months ago and am still doing it." yes
    #2 possibly means the same as no. 1, or could mean that once in the past I taught English for a period of six months. yes
    #3 means once in the past I taught English for a period of six months. #3 is the same as #2
    If you meant 'I taught English...', you are right. Please try to be more careful with your posts, so that we don't have to guess what you meant to say.
    Am I right?
    2006
    Last edited by 2006; 09-Aug-2008 at 08:10.

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