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    present continuous using with 'for' ?

    Hi, I found this sentence in an English grammar book "She's living with an English family for a month", is it correct ? I think it should be "She has been living (or has lived) with an English family for a month". This is the first sentence also the first time I see how they use 'for' in a present continuous sentence.
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    Re: present continuous using with 'for' ?

    Quote Originally Posted by crazYgeeK View Post
    Hi, I found this sentence in an English grammar book "She's living with an English family for a month", is it correct ? I think it should be "She has been living (or has lived) with an English family for a month". This is the first sentence also the first time I see how they use 'for' in a present continuous sentence.
    Thank you very much !
    Yes, it's correct. It's true that "live" is used in some constructions that are unusual with other verbs.
    You could also say:
    She's staying with an English family for a month"
    She's residing with an English family for a month"
    She's boarding with an English family for a month"
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    Re: present continuous using with 'for' ?

    What about my replacements ? Are they correct too ?
    Thank you very much !

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    Re: present continuous using with 'for' ?

    Quote Originally Posted by crazYgeeK View Post
    What about my replacements ? Are they correct too ?
    Thank you very much !
    Yes, but they mean different things.

    "She's living with an English family for a month" - now, or in the future, for a total period of one month.
    "She has been living with an English family for a month" - She's been there for a month. There is no indication of how much longer she will be there.
    "She has lived with an English family for a month" Can mean the above, or it can refer to a time in the past.

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