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    present perfect or present perfect continuous

    Present perfect or present perfect continuous



    They (have) have been having difficulties in their relationship lately. They are thinking of going to marriage guidance

    I (have) have had the same car for 10 years. I am thinking of buying a new one

    Both sentences are using the verb have why is the second sentence not - I have been having the same car for 10 years

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    Re: present perfect or present perfect continuous

    We don't use the continuous form for possession.

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    Re: present perfect or present perfect continuous

    Quote Originally Posted by Mariem100 View Post
    They (have) have been having difficulties in their relationship lately. They are thinking of going to marriage guidance.

    I (have) have had the same car for 10 years. I am thinking of buying a new one.

    Both sentences are using the verb have. Why is the second sentence not - "I have been having the same car for 10 years"?
    As ems and I told you here, Marie, remember to punctuate correctly. (Click on the underlined link.)

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