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    Have worked and have been working

    I __________ with children before, so I know what to expect in my new job.
    A- have worked
    B- have been working
    The key is A, but why isn't B chosen, please?

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    Re: Have worked and have been working

    Because the speaker is not working with children now.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Have worked and have been working

    The present perfect 'have worked' is used to talk about a completed action in the unspecified past. 'Before' is a time marker signifying completion in the unspecified past.

    The present perfect continuous "have been working" is used to express duration from the past to the present time, which isn't possible in this sentence because of that word 'before'.
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