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    You Look hot. - Yes, I have run

    Hi,

    Actions and situations that have just stopped: We also use the present perfect progressive for actions and situations which have just stopped, but which have present results: ''You Look hot. - Yes, I've been running.''Taken from 'Practical English Usage' (p. 446)

    I'd like to ask what if I used the present perfect in place of present perfect progressive?

    ''You Look hot. - Yes, I've run.''

    Is it OK?

    Thanks.

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    Re: You Look hot. - Yes, I have run

    Not as it stands; it needs more information.

    'Yes, I've run all the way from the abattoir.'

    'Yes, I've just run backwards up the stairs of the Empire State Building' (I believe this is a thing people do in an annual race).

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    Re: You Look hot. - Yes, I have run

    So many thanks for the answer, but what if I put 'for hours' after 'run':

    ''You Look hot. - Yes, I've run for hours.''

    Does it still sound bad?

    Thanks again!

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    Re: You Look hot. - Yes, I have run

    Quote Originally Posted by ademoglu View Post
    So many thanks for the answer, but what if I put 'for hours' after 'run':

    ''You Look hot. - Yes, I've run for hours.''

    Does it still sound bad?
    Yes. You need to say something about where you were coming from.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: You Look hot. - Yes, I have run

    It sounds unnatural. 'I've been running for hours' sounds better.

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