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    I have been watching that you have been eating biscuits.

    I would like you to suppose I am travelling in a train and I see a man who is constantely eating biscuits for the last two to three hours.

    Keeping this situation in mind. Would it be correct to say to him "I have been watching that you have been eating biscuits for the last three hours." Is my usage of "have been doing" correct here?

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    Re: I have been watching that you have been eating biscuits.

    No, it isn't. You could say, "I've been watching what you have been doing", but not "I've been watching that you've been doing it."
    You can say, "I've noticed that you have been eating biscuits." It is "watching that" that is wrong.
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    #3

    Re: I have been watching that you have been eating biscuits.

    You could also say:

    I have been watching you eating biscuits for the last two to three hours.

    I see that you have been eating biscuits for the last two to three hourse.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: I have been watching that you have been eating biscuits.

    I wonder what the man's reaction would be.

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    Re: I have been watching that you have been eating biscuits.

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    I have been watching you eating biscuits for the last two to three hours.
    In BrE, at least", you can say "I have been watching you eat​ biscuits for the last ..."
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: I have been watching that you have been eating biscuits.

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    I wonder what the man's reaction would be.
    Never mind his reaction. I'd be more worried about his waistline and his blood sugar!
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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