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    Using "since" in present perfect and continuous: the difference

    I would like to know how I can easily explain the difference between these two sentnces to Esl High schooL students:

    1. I have had classes with her since March. (perfect simple) Meaning from March up to now without saying how regular.
    2. I have been having classes with her since March. (perfect continuous) Meaning from March up to now repeatedly.

    In which circumstances are they different and in which circumstances can they be used interchangeably considering that here "have"
    can be used in the continuous form.

    Thank you all!
    Last edited by nuttyprofessor; 04-Dec-2013 at 12:18. Reason: need a reply

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