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    present perfect continuous

    hello
    I hope you are fine.
    1. I have a problem with present perfect continuous. Look at this sentence.
    ‘ I have been reading this book for weeks.’
    Reading is finished?
    2. I’m asking this question again. Please help me immediately if it’s possible.
    Is this sentence correct? ‘There isn’t a little water’
    There is much water. What does MUCH mean? A lot of or some or enough or
    plenty
    Thanks.

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    Re: present perfect continuous

    Quote Originally Posted by mrsos View Post
    hello
    I hope you are fine.
    1. I have a problem with present perfect continuous. Look at this sentence.
    ‘ I have been reading this book for weeks.’
    Reading is finished? Probably not.

    Thanks.
    Bhai.

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    Re: present perfect continuous

    Quote Originally Posted by mrsos;796938
    2. I’m asking this question again. [COLOR=royalblue
    Please[/COLOR] help me immediately if it’s possible.
    Is this sentence correct? ‘There isn’t a little water’
    There is much water. What does MUCH mean? A lot of or some or enough or
    plenty
    Thanks.

    ****** NOT A TEACHER *****


    (1) I believe that it might be better to say:

    (a) There is a lot of water.

    (b) There isn't much water. (Only a little water)

    (c) How much water is there?

    As you can see, many people prefer to use "a lot of" in positive sentences; they often prefer to use "much" in negative sentences and in questions.



    (2) One book (Practical English Usage) tells us that "a little" = some.

    (a) Could I try a little wine?

    (b) Give the roses a little water every day.

    (c) "Some more soup?" "Just a little, please."

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