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    #1

    Perfect continuous questions.

    Is there any drawback to ask questions in perfect continuous tenses in English? I have found such a piece of information in Swan's grammar and I am not sure if I understood it correctly.
    As I meant the text, it's better to ask:
    'Have you lived for some years in Somewhere?'
    than
    ' Have you been living for that time there?'

    Yourek

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    #2

    Re: Perfect continuous questions.

    There's no technical drawback to asking questions in the present perfect continuous.

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