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    'I have studied at high school for 2 years' or 'I studied at high school for 2 years'

    Should I say 'I have studied at high school for 2 years' or 'I studied at high school for 2 years'?
    And my studying is in the past, not continuing to present. Sometimes I see the present perfect and simple past are used interchangedly. So, how can I distinguish them?
    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: 'I have studied at high school for 2 years' or 'I studied at high school for 2 ye

    NOT A TEACHER

    I have studied at a high school for two years.
    You may or may not be still studying at a high school.

    I studied at a high school for two years.
    This happened in the past and I am no longer studying at a high school.

    I have been studying at a high school for two years.
    This implies that I have not yet finished studying at a high school.

    I hope this helps.

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