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    Present Perfect Continuous and Past Simple.

    Can you please tell me what the difference are in the following sentence?

    I haven't been going to the gym for two months.

    I didn't go to the gym for two months.

    If I say first sentence,it means ' I am still not going to the gym' Is this correct?

    If I say second sentence,do you think that I didn't go to the gym last two months or any two monts in a year?

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    Re: Present Perfect Continuous and Past Simple.

    I am not a teacher.

    I wouldn't use the first sentence. I would say either, 'I haven't been to the gym for two months' or at a pinch, 'I haven't gone to the gym for two months'.

    I would understand from the second sentence that you were talking about a two-month period at some time in the past, but not the last two months.

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