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    #1

    I have climbed this hill two or three times every year for five years.

    I climb this hill two or three times every year.
    I have done that for five years.


    I wonder if I can say: I have climbed this hill two or three times every year for five years.

    Thanks.

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    #2

    Re: I have climbed this hill two or three times every year for five years.

    Yes, you can. Most native speakers would change "every year" to "a year".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: I have climbed this hill two or three times every year for five years.

    If I dont want to mention how many times I climb the hill every year, I wonder whether I could simply say: I have climbed this hill every year for five years.
    Thanks.
    Last edited by touchstone; 14-Jan-2017 at 14:20.

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    #4

    Re: I have climbed this hill two or three times every year for five years.

    Yes, you could.

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    #5

    Re: I have climbed this hill two or three times every year for five years.

    I think the simple past is possible in 'I climbed this hill (two or three times) every year in the past five years'.
    I am not a teacher.

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    #6

    Re: I have climbed this hill two or three times every year for five years.

    Perhaps, but it's unlikely in BrE.

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