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    And here we go again on the simple / progressive...

    a) I have run 5 miles every day for the past 3 years.

    ??OR??

    b) I have been running 5 miles every day for the past 3 years.

    Have I understood this correctly, that option A tells us that I don't do it anymore, while option B tells us that I'm still doing it?

    Kind regards
    Buller

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    Re: And here we go again on the simple / progressive...

    Quote Originally Posted by Buller View Post
    a) I have run 5 miles every day for the past 3 years.

    ??OR??

    b) I have been running 5 miles every day for the past 3 years.

    Have I understood this correctly, that option A tells us that I don't do it anymore, while option B tells us that I'm still doing it?Buller
    No. In both cases the running could still be continuing.

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    Re: And here we go again on the simple / progressive...

    Quote Originally Posted by Buller View Post
    a) I have run 5 miles every day for the past 3 years.

    ??OR??

    b) I have been running 5 miles every day for the past 3 years.

    Have I understood this correctly, that option A tells us that I don't do it anymore, while option B tells us that I'm still doing it?

    Kind regards
    Buller

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    (1) I once read that some people feel that the present perfect expresses

    a more permanent nuance than the present perfect progressive. IF this idea is

    true, then it might be helpful to write something like:

    (a) I have lived in Los Angeles for 60 years.

    (b) I have been living in Los Angeles for three years (while I finish my Ph.D. I shall then return to my homeland).

    (2) If there is any truth to this idea, then maybe (maybe!):

    (a) I have run 5 miles every day for the past 3 years. = a permanent feature of your daily exercise routine.

    (b) The other one might contain the idea: I have been running 5 miles every day for

    the past 3 miles (because I have hopes of joining the Olympics team of my country.

    So I have to keep this up until I am accepted or rejected).

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    Re: And here we go again on the simple / progressive...

    Quote Originally Posted by TheParser View Post
    ...maybe (maybe!):

    (a) I have run 5 miles every day for the past 3 years. = a permanent feature of your daily exercise routine.

    (b) The other one might contain the idea: I have been running 5 miles every day for

    the past 3 miles years (because I have hopes of joining the Olympics team of my country.

    So I have to keep this up until I am accepted or rejected).
    Sounds good to me.

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    Re: And here we go again on the simple / progressive...

    Quote Originally Posted by fivejedjon View Post
    Sounds good to me.
    Yes, very good example! Thank you very much!!

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