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    #1

    I have been waking up for a long time.

    Context:
    Amy: Are you just waking up?
    Benjamin: No, I have been waking up for a long time.

    We do use "waking up" or "woke up" for the answering?

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    Re: I have been waking up for a long time.

    The action of waking up i.e. getting up from the bed, is a short one.
    It does not make sense the someone takes a long time to do that.

    You can say:
    I have been up/woken up for a long time.

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    #3

    Re: I have been waking up for a long time.

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    Ben's answer is not natural because we don't say "have been waking up" in this situation.
    The conversation is more likely to be something like this.

    A: Are you just waking up?
    or Have you just woken up?
    B: No, I've been awake for a long time.

    ps: tedmc beat me. I'll leave my post up for the variation.

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    #4

    Re: I have been waking up for a long time.

    I don't think "I have been woken up for a long time" is natural. "Awake" is better.

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    #5

    Re: I have been waking up for a long time.

    I read the original differently, though I get it now.
    Benjamin: No, I have been waking up for a long time.

    For someone like me who takes a while to wake up properly, Benjamin's statement could be used as humour. It's not a serious answer. It means he's been walking around like a zombie for a while. "I'm still waking up" is a very common sentence, even though the person who says it is obviously awake.

    I also have to disagree with tedmc that waking up means getting out of bed. It doesn't.


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    Re: I have been waking up for a long time.

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    I don't think "I have been woken up for a long time" is natural. "Awake" is better.
    MikeNY

    I have been up/woken up for a long time.
    was meant to be

    I have been up for a long time.
    I have woken up for a long time.

    OK, 'wake up' means 'to be roused from sleep', which may not be followed by getting up from the bed immediately.
    I am sure it does not take long for the average person to be roused from sleep, to be in a conscious state but still lying in bed.
    Those who are in a semi-conscious state walking around like zombies are in a different category.

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    Re: I have been waking up for a long time.

    May I simply say 'I woke up long ago'?

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    #8

    Re: I have been waking up for a long time.

    I don't think "I have woken up for a long time" is any better.

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    #9

    Re: I have been waking up for a long time.

    I get what you mean.

    I woke up a long time ago. A long time has elapsed since I woke up. The waking up itself didn't take me a long time.
    I was confused by the original statements.

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    #10

    Re: I have been waking up for a long time.

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    May I simply say 'I woke up long ago'?
    Yes.

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    I don't think "I have woken up for a long time" is any better.
    I think it's completely wrong.

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