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Hello, I 've got a question about tenses. Is it right to use the present perfect continuous in the following sentence?
"I'm a student at Manchester University. Everyone thinks that students have an easy life, but I've been working hard all the time."
My first choice would be "I work", but perhaps the p.p. continuous could be used to emphasize the fact that the action is repeated. Am I right?
I'm looking forward to some help.
The present simple works better there. You'd use the present perfect continuous if you had established a more specific timeline: I've been working hard since the first day of class.
I am not a teacher.