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    what correct tense to use for "during"?

    I am going to make up a few examples with the word, during.

    (1a) During the current summer holidays, I have read many books.
    (1b) During the current summer holidays, I have been reading many books.

    (2a) During the last two years, I have taken many psychology courses.
    (2b) During the last two years, I have been taking many psychology courses.

    I am very confused about the correct tense to use in these example. Could someone please explain them? Thanks a lot.

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    Re: what correct tense to use for "during"?

    They're all correct, but they carry different meanings depending on the verb tense.

    Using the Present Perfect (has/have + past participle) means that the action has been completed at some point before the present.
    Using the Present Perfect Continuous (has/have + been + present participle) implies that the action started in the past, but is still ongoing at the present.

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