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  1. Newbie
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    Present Perfect of "having trouble"

    What's the appropriate question for the statement
    "I am having trouble sleeping..."

    "How long have you been having trouble...?"
    "How long have you had trouble...?"

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    Re: Present Perfect of "having trouble"

    I would keep the one with the progressive: How long have you been having...
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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