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    • Join Date: Jul 2005
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    #1

    present perfect progressive

    Hello,

    I have a problem Present perfect progressive focuses on the continuous activity, but can also be used when talking about situations which are just coming to an end or may change.
    When I say:
    Our business relations have been developing since 2001. - it is a focus on continuous activity, but are people not going to think that the business relations are coming to an end?

    Thank you very much.

    Hanka


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    Re: present perfect progressive

    Quote Originally Posted by Hanka View Post
    Hello,
    I have a problem Present perfect progressive focuses on the continuous activity, but can also be used when talking about situations which are just coming to an end or may change.
    When I say:
    Our business relations have been developing since 2001. - it is a focus on continuous activity, but are people not going to think that the business relations are coming to an end?
    Thank you very much.
    Hanka
    Frankly, no. The sentence has no such implication.

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