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    #1

    The differences between...

    Please tell me what differences are between them.

    "I've always shown you great kindness."

    "I always show you great kindness."

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    #2

    Re: The differences between...

    The difference is slight, but the first expression refers specifically to the past, whilst the second refers both to the past and the present.
    I'm not a teacher of English, but I have spoken it for (almost) all of my life....

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    #3

    Re: The differences between...

    A better title would have been I've always shown/I always show.



    'Thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed.'

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