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    have been complaining/have complained

    Can somebody explain me diffrent beetween these sentences in English:

    Recently many employers have been complaining about the XYZ. This problem is concerning the inappropriate .... ZYX,


    Recently our employers have complained about the XYZ. This problem concerns the inappropriate .........ZYX

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    Re: Could you explain me this ?

    Quote Originally Posted by vogelvogelvogel3 View Post
    Can somebody please explain me the difference between these sentences in English:

    Recently many employers have been complaining about the XYZ. This problem is concerning the inappropriate .... ZYX,


    Recently our employers have complained about the XYZ. This problem concerns the inappropriate .........ZYX
    In this context there's little effective difference between them.

    It would help if you specified what XYZ was supposed to mean.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 07-Jul-2016 at 20:07.

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    Re: Could you explain me this ?

    Defining what "XYZ" refers to would also help us to determine whether the preceding article is necessary.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Could you explain me this ?

    Recently many employers have been complaining about the problem with computers. This problem is concerning the inappropriate working of Excel.

    Recently our employers have complained about the problem with computers. This problem concerns the inappropriate working of Excel.

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    Re: Could you explain me this ?

    Quote Originally Posted by vogelvogelvogel3 View Post
    1) Recently many employers have been complaining about the problem with computers. This problem is concerning the inappropriate working of Excel.

    2) Recently our employers have complained about the problem with computers. This problem concerns the inappropriate working of Excel.
    You probably mean employees, not employers. The organization you work for is your employer; the people who work there are the organization's employees.

    Here's a revised version of your text. I used parts from number 1 and number 2. I stayed close to your wording when I could.

    Recently many employees have complained about a computer problem. The problem involves Excel working incorrectly.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Could you explain me this ?

    Yes, thank you,

    But I just need to know the diffrences beetween my two sentences. So could somebody explain me that ?

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    As Rover said, there's little effective difference between the two - in that sentence.

    The progressive form perhaps places more emphasis on the ongoing duration of the complaints.

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    #8

    Re: have been complaining/have complained

    Quote Originally Posted by vogelvogelvogel3 View Post
    Can somebody explain me diffrent beetween these sentences in English:

    Recently many employers have been complaining about the XYZ. This problem is concerning the inappropriate .... ZYX,


    Recently our employers have complained about the XYZ. This problem concerns the inappropriate .........ZYX
    I changed your thread title. Please remember not to use generic thread titles like "Please explain" or "Question."

    Let's look at the differences:
    "many employees" (I'm assuming you did mean employees) versus "our employees." -- The second says all of them are complaining.
    "have been complaining" versus "have complained." -- The first says that it's been ongoing. In the second, perhaps everyone did once.
    The phrase "inappropriate functioning" is very unnatural.

    Recently we have been receiving a number of complaints from our employees about Excel not working correctly.
    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: Could you explain me this ?

    Quote Originally Posted by vogelvogelvogel3 View Post
    Yes, thank you, but I just need to know the difference(s) between my two sentences. So could somebody explain it to me? that?
    Note my corrections above. You were shown in another thread that "explain me" is incorrect. Use either simply "explain or "explain ... to me". We don't put a space before a question mark.

    Re-read posts #7 and #8 regarding the difference (if any) between your ideas.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: have been complaining/have complained

    Quote Originally Posted by Barb_D View Post

    Let's look at the differences:
    "many employees" (I'm assuming you did mean employees) versus "our employees." -- The second says all of them are complaining.
    "have been complaining" versus "have complained." -- The first says that it's been ongoing. In the second, perhaps everyone did once.
    The phrase "inappropriate functioning" is very unnatural.
    Ok thank you so much, This is an answer which I was expecting to.

    Tell me the phrase: inappropriate development" is natural or not ?

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