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    I've (just) run ten miles.

    Hello!

    Would each of these be right but imply each a different meaning/context? I'm a bit confused... Thanks so much.

    You look tired! I've run ten miles.
    You look tired! I've just run ten miles.
    You look tired! I've been running ten miles.

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    Re: Present perfect continuous and simple

    The first is possible.

    The second is the most natural; the adverb just adds the information that the running has only very recently stopped. People would typically answer this way.

    The third doesn't work. You could say I've been running for an hour and a half. The continuous tense means the speaker is still running; it's not natural to mention the distance rather than the time in this context.
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    Re: Present perfect continuous and simple

    What's the grammatical term for an activity which is never begun?
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    Re: I've (just) run ten miles.

    Welcome to the forum, Avilyn.

    Please note that I have changed your thread title.

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    Re: I've (just) run ten miles.

    Thanks so much everybody :)

    @GoesStation: The third example sounded somehow weird to me. Thanks for the clarification.

    I supposed the first and the second examples would sound equally right if I used for an hour?

    You looktired! I've run for an hour or I've just run for an hour.

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    Re: I've (just) run ten miles.

    Hello!
    Sorry about that. I'll be more careful next time. Thanks!

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