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    I have waited VS I have been waiting

    Hello,

    Can I use both the Present Perfect and the Present Perfect Continuous in this context?

    a. I have waited for you all my life. Now that I have found you, I will never let you go.
    b. I have been waiting for you all life. Now that I have found you, I will never let you go.

    Is one better than the other?

    Thank you.

    Nawee

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    Re: I have waited VS I have been waiting

    Quote Originally Posted by naweewra View Post
    Hello,

    Can I use both the Present Perfect and the Present Perfect Continuous in this context?

    a. I have waited for you all my life. Now that I have found you, I will never let you go.
    b. I have been waiting for you all life. Now that I have found you, I will never let you go.

    Is one better than the other?

    Thank you.

    Nawee
    I prefer the second as it makes it clear that the waiting was a continuous happening right up until the meeting. However, you need to add "my" before "life".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: I have waited VS I have been waiting

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I prefer the second as it makes it clear that the waiting was a continuous happening right up until the meeting. However, you need to add "my" before "life".
    Could one also, in this case, use "all of​ my life"?
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Re: I have waited VS I have been waiting

    Yes.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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