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    Simple Past with 'for the past'

    We can say 'I've been sick for the past two weeks' using the Present Perfect (have been). In this case 'for the past two weeks' means two weeks ago until NOW. So, my question is, would it be correct to say: 'I was sick for the past two weeks' if TODAY I am no longer sick but the two weeks before I was. Does 'for the past two weeks' not mean 'up to know' in this case? Help!!!

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    Re: Simple Past with 'for the past'

    In that usage, either the present perfect or the simple past would work.

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    Re: Simple Past with 'for the past'

    Alright thanks Mike !

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    Re: Simple Past with 'for the past'

    mandie, there is no need to write a new post just to say "Thank you". It makes us think there is new information or a follow-up question and we spend time opening the thread. Simply click on the "Thank" button at the bottom left-hand corner of any post you find helpful. It saves everybody's time.

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