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    #1

    correct tense

    1)"I've been studying" very hard the last weeks
    2)"I've studied" very hard the last weeks
    3)"I studied" very hard the last weeks
    What is the correct tense in this example?
    thanks for your reply.

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    #2

    Re: correct tense

    I studied hard last week.

    Because you are mentioning "last week" and it seems you are not studying anymore.

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    Re: correct tense

    It's 'the last weeks', which haven't necessarily finished. 1 & 2 are both possible, but 1 is more natural to me because it adds emphasis to how hard the work has been.

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    #4

    Re: correct tense

    Sorry! you are right. I totally ignored "the".

    In this case, I also choose the first one.

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    #5

    Re: correct tense

    I often do the same thing. It's easy to miss a word here or there.

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