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    Question I've worked here for four years.

    I've worked here for four years.

    the above line gives the meaning of i am working even now also from past 4 years? Whether it represents unfinished/finished past action?

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    Re: I've worked here for four years.

    It does not represent past action. The action is ongoing.

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    Question Re: I've worked here for four years.

    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    It does not represent past action. The action is ongoing.

    Then what is the difference between I've worked here for four years.
    and I've been worked here for four years.

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    Re: I've worked here for four years.

    Quote Originally Posted by manikanth View Post
    I've been worked here for four years.
    I would replace 'worked' with 'working', but I am not a teacher.

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    Re: I've worked here for four years.

    "I've been worked here for four years" is not grammatical. See Matthew's post.

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    Re: I've worked here for four years.

    There is no difference between "I've been working here" and "I've worked here" in terms of whether it's still going on. There may be a difference in mindset, with the progressive POSSIBLY feeling newer or temporary or less likely to continue.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: I've worked here for four years.

    "I've worked here" - The action is ongoing
    "
    I've missed my flight" - It seems the action was completed

    Both seems to be same structure (present perfect). if both actions is right, then how we distinguish which is finished and unfinished action?

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    Re: I've worked here for four years.

    I think the action has finished in 'I have read the book', but I am not a teacher.

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    Re: I've worked here for four years.

    Manikanth, you left off "for four years". Can you say "I've missed my flight for four years?"

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    Re: I've worked here for four years.

    Can the action be complete in 'I've worked here for years but now I have to quit'?

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