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    Since I moved here / since I have been living here, my health has improved

    Hello.
    a) Since I moved here, my health has improved. (since = from the moment that).
    b) Since I have been living here, my health has improved.
    I think the above sentences express almost the same idea.
    I would like to convey the thought by using the Present Perfect Continous Tense twice, hence the sentence b). "Since" would mean "from the moment that".
    What do you think?
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    Re: Since I moved here / since I have been living here, my health has improved

    I would use 'lived' instead of 'been living' in (b).
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    Re: Since I moved here / since I have been living here, my health has improved

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    I would use 'lived' instead of 'been living' in (b).
    That wouldn't work unless you were visiting a place where you used to live.
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    Re: Since I moved here / since I have been living here, my health has improved

    Quote Originally Posted by JACEK1 View Post
    Hello.
    a) Since I moved here, my health has improved. (since = from the moment that).
    b) Since I have been living here, my health has improved.
    I think the above sentences express almost the same idea.
    I would like to convey the thought by using the Present Perfect Continous Tense twice, hence the sentence b). "Since" would mean "from the moment that".
    What do you think?
    The two sentences have the same meaning. Sentence b uses the present perfect continuous tense only once, though. Note the correct spelling of "continuous" and that names of tenses are not proper nouns.
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    Re: Since I moved here / since I have been living here, my health has improved

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    That wouldn't work unless you were visiting a place where you used to live.
    The following teacher said otherwise.

    Quote Originally Posted by engee30 View Post
    He has made a lot of friends since he has lived in London. (still in London)
    = Between the time of his moving to London and the time up to now he has made a lot of friends.
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    Re: Since I moved here / since I have been living here, my health has improved

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    I would use 'lived' instead of 'been living' in (b).
    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    That wouldn't work unless you were visiting a place where you used to live.
    May I point out GoesStation was thinking that Matthew Wai was suggesting past simple when in fact he was suggesting present perfect simple.

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    Re: Since I moved here / since I have been living here, my health has improved

    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    May I point out GoesStation was thinking that Matthew Wai was suggesting past simple when in fact he was suggesting present perfect simple.
    That's right. I misread Matthew's post.
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    #8

    Re: Since I moved here / since I have been living here, my health has improved

    Yes, you are right. I made the mistake of telling you that I had used two present perfect continuous tenses. In fact, there is only one. The typo is also there.

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    Re: Since I moved here / since I have been living here, my health has improved

    Quote Originally Posted by JACEK1 View Post
    "Since" would mean "from the moment that".
    What do you think?
    I think 'since' can refer to the reason in (b).
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    Re: Since I moved here / since I have been living here, my health has improved

    I think that is most unlikely.

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