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    Present Perfect Continuous

    Hi! I have a question about "I've been hiking" used in the following sentence.

    "I've been hiking in Himalayan Mountains, in Nepal, during the last month. Great trip! Next week I'll be hiking in the jungle in Thailand".

    I thought Present Perfect Continuos was used for actions that are still ongoing, like "I've been living in Italy for 24 years". Why does he use "I've been hiking" for an action that happened "last month" as he says? Why doesn't he use past simple "I hiked" or past perfect continuos "I had been hiking"? Thanks

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    Re: Present Perfect Continuous

    I would not use "I've been hiking" with "in the last month". I would use "was".

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    Re: Present Perfect Continuous

    I'd like to say that both the present perfect continuous and past perfect continuous are incorrect here. It seems like the only answer is the past simple (or the past continuous).

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

    Not a teacher nor a native speaker.

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