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    Unhappy We can say both, can't we?

    Hi everyone,

    These sentences are correct, aren't they?

    1. I haven't watched TV since last week.
    2. I haven't been watching TV since last week.

    When I was studying "present perfect progressive", the first sentence was on my grammar book, and it's said that we use present perfect when we use since/for in negative sentences.

    But I've seen the negative present perfect progressive with since/for before. We can say the second one, can't we?

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    Re: We can say both, can't we?

    2 is grammatical but unlikely. It doesn't have the same meaning as #1, it means that you haven't been watching TV continuously since last week.

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    #3

    Re: We can say both, can't we?

    In my opinion, both sentences are similar in meaning.

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    #4

    Re: We can say both, can't we?

    I'm not a teacher, but I agree with phaisahab.

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    #5

    Re: We can say both, can't we?

    Quote Originally Posted by ottawasenator View Post
    We can say the second one, can't we?
    It's not incorrect, but is there a good reason to use the progressive form?
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 19-Nov-2014 at 19:00. Reason: Fixing tiny typo

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