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could anybody help me out, please?
In the following passage:
“For three years he has pursued in London his useful and, I think I may add, his artistic calling; and not so much as a whisper of suspicion has been once aroused.”
- I suppose the action of "pursuing" started 3 yrs ago and still continues at the present moment but could it possibly mean that the 3-yr-long action happened somewhere in the past and forms a part of the present experience like in the sentence: I have been to Australia (once, several times)? Or is this interpretation cancelled by HAS AROUSED (period extends up to now) and WAS AROUSED would have to be used instead?
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