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  1. Newbie
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    Is getting OR has been getting on

    Hello teachers,

    which of the following sentences is correct? If any...

    A: For ten seconds, I have been watching an old lady who is getting on the tram.

    B: For ten seconds, I have been watching an old lady who has been getting on the tram.

    Thank you.

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    Re: Is getting OR has been getting on

    Quote Originally Posted by alagri View Post
    Hello teachers,

    which of the following sentences is correct? If any...

    A: For ten seconds, I have been watching an old lady who is getting on the tram.

    B: For ten seconds, I have been watching an old lady who has been getting on the tram.

    Thank you.
    They're about equally wrong or right. I'd say:
    C: For ten seconds, I have been watching an old lady getting on the tram. OR
    D: For ten seconds, I have been watching an old lady get on the tram.



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