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    since ... we train ...

    Hi

    Since January we train once a week for 90 minutes. - To me it sounds like an incorrect sentence (tense). Am I right?

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    Re: since ... we train ...

    You're right.

    It should be 'Since January we have trained....' or '...we have been training....'

    Rover

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    Re: since ... we train ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    You're right.

    It should be 'Since January we have trained....' or '...we have been training....'

    Rover
    But I guess there's not much difference in meaning between these two?

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    Re: since ... we train ...

    **Neither a teacher nor a native speaker.**

    We have trained... -> You are not training now.
    We have been training... -> You are training now.

    I have lived here for six months-present perfect.
    This may mean 'you are living in this house noe or you may not.
    Present perfect indicates a past action;a completed past action related to the present.
    I have completed my English homework and I'm yet to complete my science homework.The action is complete.
    I have studied Shakespeare.You are not studying now.
    Present perfect focuses more on results and effects.
    Ihave been living in this old house for six years -present perfect continuous
    You are living in this house now.
    Present perfect cntinuous suggests an action started in the past and not yet completed.The stress is on the continuous and on going activity.
    This is followed by 'for' or 'since'.
    The following sentences will be of help to differentiate.
    Where are the cookies?
    I have eaten all.there arn't any.
    Ihave been eating these cookies.Here are some.

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