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    present perfect continues : help with non-continues verb

    Hi !

    I have doubt between this 2 sentences :

    i have been hating this wallpaper for decades.
    I have hated this wallpaper for decades.

    Which one is correct? Hate is non-continues verb, but on the other hand we have for decades.

    Thanks a lot

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    #2

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    I would use the second.

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    Thanks, Could me please explain why? Is that because hate is non-continues verb?

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    #4

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    I think that is the reason, but I don't understand why there was the slogan 'I'm loving it' as both 'hate' and 'love' are non-continuous verbs.

    Not a teacher.

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    #5

    Re: present perfect continues : help with non-continues verb

    "I am loving it" is very poor English, Matthew.

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    Re: present perfect continues : help with non-continues verb

    My English teacher said to me that "I am loving it" is wrong, that was on my first class. I'll ask her about this sentence again.

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    I think the continuous form can be used in 'I have been harbouring hatred of this wallpaper for decades', but I am not a teacher.

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    #8

    Re: present perfect continues : help with non-continues verb

    It might be grammatical but it's not the kind of language we use in everyday English.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #9

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    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    "I am loving it" is very poor English, Matthew.
    But it is catchy enough to get people talking about it, which is the whole idea.
    I am not a teacher.

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    And it is catchy enough to pervert English learners.

    Not a teacher.

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