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    present perfect vs present perfect progressive

    Choose the correct answer:
    1- I (have been travelling have travelled) round Europe.

    2- What (have you been studying - have you studied) in geography recently?

    3- I (have tried - have been trying) to contact you for ages.

    4- I (have been trying - have tried) to phone you since this morning.

    5- He (has been training - has trained) really hard since the last Olympic Games.

    6- For the last few months, I( have played - been playing playing) squash regularly.

    7- Squash (has been helping - has helped ) me to keep fit.
    * In fact, I think some of these sentences are not in definite tense and they need to have to have one more sentence to explain the tense, what is your opinion, please?

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    Re: present perfect vs present perfect progressive

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Choose the correct answer:
    1- I (have been travelling have travelled) round Europe.

    2- What (have you been studying - have you studied) in geography recently?

    3- I (have tried - have been trying) to contact you for ages.

    4- I (have been trying - have tried) to phone you since this morning.

    5- He (has been training - has trained) really hard since the last Olympic Games.

    6- For the last few months, I( have played - been playing playing) squash regularly.

    7- Squash (has been helping - has helped ) me to keep fit.
    * In fact, I think some of these sentences are not in definite tense and they need to have to have one more sentence to explain the tense, what is your opinion, please?
    In two through six the "have been" form is clearly better, although you will often hear the simple past.

    In the first one it can be either way but the meaning is different. "Have been" implies you are still doing so or have been doing so in the recent past.

    The same applies to number seven.


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    Re: present perfect vs present perfect progressive

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    ...and they need to have to have one more sentence to explain the tense, what is your opinion, please?
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    I was always taught that the first verb (of a verb phrase) indicates the tense of the sentence.

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    Re: present perfect vs present perfect progressive

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Choose the correct answer:
    1- I (have been travelling have travelled) round Europe.

    2- What (have you been studying - have you studied) in geography recently?

    3- I (have tried - have been trying) to contact you for ages.

    4- I (have been trying - have tried) to phone you since this morning.

    5- He (has been training - has trained) really hard since the last Olympic Games.

    6- For the last few months, I( have played - been playing playing) squash regularly.

    7- Squash (has been helping - has helped ) me to keep fit.
    * In fact, I think some of these sentences are not in definite tense and they need to have to have one more sentence to explain the tense, what is your opinion, please?

    Not a teacher.

    I have traveled round the Europe
    I have been traveling round the Europe.


    I have traveled round the Europe: In this case, you started traveling in the past and finished it now and you are no longer going to travel.

    I have been travelling round the Europe: In this case, you started traveling in the past and the process of travellng is not complete and you will continue to travel in the future too.


    Hope this helps.

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    Re: present perfect vs present perfect progressive

    Quote Originally Posted by jayan12 View Post
    Not a teacher.

    I have traveled round the Europe
    I have been traveling round the Europe.


    I have traveled round the Europe: In this case, you started traveling in the past and finished it now and you are no longer going to travel.

    I have been travelling round the Europe: In this case, you started traveling in the past and the process of travellng is not complete and you will continue to travel in the future too.


    Hope this helps.
    There is no article before "Europe".


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    Re: present perfect vs present perfect progressive

    Quote Originally Posted by kfredson View Post
    In two through six the "have been" form is clearly better, although you will often hear the simple past.

    In the first one it can be either way but the meaning is different. "Have been" implies you are still doing so or have been doing so in the recent past.

    The same applies to number seven.
    number five has to be the present perfect, because the word "since" is always preceded by a present perfect

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