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    Present Progressive vs Present Perfect Progressive

    "Isn't it enough that she's missing for three hours after the hospital said she was gone?" It was said about a girl who'd already been missing for three hours by that time. Why is it the Present Progressive not the Present Perfect Progressive?

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    Re: Present Progressive vs Present Perfect Progressive

    If that's a line from a TV show, you will find that dialogue is written to reflect the fact that in real life, people don't always speak grammatically.

    In a test situation, that should be "Isn't it enough that she's been missing for three hours since the hospital said she was gone?"
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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