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    please help me with this text

    John has been taking a lot of photograph of the Borobudur when he went there on her vacation.
    is it text right with the underline word or wrong?
    please help me teacher


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    Re: please help me with this text

    Quote Originally Posted by deaztec View Post
    John has been taking a lot of photograph of the Borobudur when he went there on her vacation.
    is it text right with the underline word or wrong?
    please help me teacher
    No. 'Has been taking' means that he may still be doing it now, or in the future.

    "John had been taking a lot of photographs..." would be correct.
    "John took a lot a photographs..." would also be correct.

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    Re: please help me with this text

    John took a lot a photographs...

    I would prefer the past tense here.
    The past perfect continuous is used to "express a longer action in the past before another action in the past.

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