Could you explain, is there a big difference between:
1. I've been living here for 4 years
2. I've lived here for 4 years
I know that present perfect continuous implies duration of something. But in this case I guess both sentences are correct? I agree that in this context, they mean the same thing.
And one more. For example, I'm a employer. And I have been/was looking for a man like you. The question is, have been or was ? I think "I've been looking for a man like you", because we use past continuous more like narrative tense, like "It was raining when something happend", right?
If you say "I was looking for a man like you" it sounds as if you were looking in the past but not more recently. However, if you say "I've been looking for a man like you", it's clear that it started in the past and runs up to the present.
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