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  1. Student X

    Smile present & present perfect

    I wonder whether I could express the following statement.
    1. I am feeling much hurt since my beau has left me.

    Although it is not in my grammar book, I ask the question out of curiosity. :)

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    Re: present & present perfect

    I feel the present perfect is a better choice.
    I have been feeling sad since he broke up with me.
    I have been feeling quite a bit of pain in my knee since I fell on the ice.

    (Or I have felt sad, I have been in pain -- but still present perfect.)
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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