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    present perfect continous

    Hello,

    We know that we can't use adverb of time of present continuous tense with present perfect continous.

    I have been doing my homework now. It is incorrect

    But I want to learn whether we can use 'today' with present perfect continous.

    1)I have been doing my homework for 3 hours today.
    or
    2)I am doing my homework for 3 hours today.

    3)I m studying English for 5 months this week.
    or
    4)I I have been studying English for 5 months this week.

    5)I m studing English this week.

    Could you tell me which are correct?

    Thank you
    Last edited by alex90; 30-Aug-2011 at 14:12.

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    Re: present perfect continous

    Quote Originally Posted by alex90 View Post
    Hello,

    We know that we can't use adverb of time of present continuous tense with present perfect continuous.

    I have been doing my homework now. It is incorrect

    But I want to learn whether we can use 'today' with present perfect continuous.

    1) I have been doing my homework for 3 hours today. OK. If you are still doing it.
    or
    2) I am doing my homework for 3 hours today. Not very natural. "I'm doing three hours of homework today" is better.

    3) I'm studying English for 5 months this week. No.
    or
    4) I have been studying English for 5 months this week. OK. I'd prefer "I will have been..."

    5)I'm studying English this week. OK.

    Could you tell me which are correct?

    Thank you
    Bhai.

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    Re: present perfect continous

    Thanks for your answers.
    Last edited by alex90; 30-Aug-2011 at 15:56.

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