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    #1

    Present perfect and present perfect continuous

    Hi,

    What is the difference between these two tenses?I mean present perfect tense and it's continuous form.

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    Re: Present perfect and present perfect continuous

    Quote Originally Posted by behnam1999 View Post
    Hi,

    What is the difference between these two tenses? (Space needed after a question mark.) I mean ​the present perfect tense and it's its continuous form.
    Welcome to the forum.

    Please note my corrections above. "It's" is a contraction of "it is" or "it has". The possessive "its" has no apostrophe.

    Have you studied the present perfect and present perfect continuous? What have you learnt? Why don't you try writing some example sentences for us so that we can see how you are trying to use them?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Present perfect and present perfect continuous

    There are plenty of cases where either form can be used, but the continuous form can emphasise that something began in the past and is still happening. It can also be used to emphasise duration, difficulty, etc. It can also be used where there is something in the present that tells us that something has happened recently - if the street is wet, you can say that it has been raining.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 15-Aug-2016 at 10:12. Reason: Added missing space between words (typo)

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    #4

    Re: Present perfect and present perfect continuous

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    The Present Perfect
    is used to indicate a link between the present and the past. The time of the action is before now but not specified, and we are often more interested in the result than in the action itself.

    E.g: I have visited many amazing cities.
    The present perfect progressive is used for Actions that started in the past and continue to the present.
    E.g: Mark has been working in Canada for Five years.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 15-Aug-2016 at 14:15. Reason: Added "Not a teacher"

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    Re: Present perfect and present perfect continuous

    Quote Originally Posted by lakybel View Post
    Not a teacher

    The Present Perfect is used to indicate a link between the present and the past. The time of the action is before now but not specified, and we are often more interested in the result than in the action itself.
    E.g: I have visited many amazing cities.

    The present perfect progressive is used for actions that started in the past and continue to the present.
    E.g: Mark has been working in Canada for five years.
    Note my corrections to your incorrect capitalisation above. Also, please note that I have added "Not a teacher" to the start of your post. Please remember to add that yourself when you are responding to other learners' questions.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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