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    He has already studied history for two hours.

    He has already studied history for two hours.

    Is the above sentence acceptable?

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    #2

    Re: He has already studied history for two hours.

    It could be - depending on the context.

    How do you want to use this sentence?

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    Re: He has already studied history for two hours.

    Quote Originally Posted by sitifan View Post
    He has already studied history for two hours.

    Is the above sentence acceptable?
    Yes.

    A: Can Mark come out to play now Mrs. Jones?
    Mrs. Jones: No, he has homework to do.
    A: He's already studied history for two hours.
    Mrs. Jones: Sorry.

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    Re: He has already studied history for two hours.

    Quote Originally Posted by shroob View Post
    Yes.

    A: Can Mark come out to play now Mrs. Jones?
    Mrs. Jones: No, he has homework to do.
    A: He's already studied history for two hours.
    Mrs. Jones: Sorry.
    In this particular example, "He has already been studying (history) for two hours" appears more natural to me.

    I cannot think of a context for 'study', 'already, 'history' in which the non-progressive form is natural for such a short period as two hours. That is not to say that it's not possible.

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    Re: He has already studied history for two hours.

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    In this particular example, "He has already been studying (history) for two hours" appears more natural to me.

    I cannot think of a context for 'study', 'already, 'history' in which the non-progressive form is natural for such a short period as two hours. That is not to say that it's not possible.
    I agree with 5.

    In my opinion the OP should be giving us the context in which he wants to use this unusual construction rather than expecting us to devise a situation in which he might possibly use it.

    Rover

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