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    #11

    Re: Present continous/Present perfect continous

    Quote Originally Posted by jutfrank View Post
    With the present continuous, the period of time in which you wish to set the activity of reading is presented as ongoing (not completed) at the moment of speaking. This suggests a focus on both the past and the future. You are suggesting that you wish to do more reading of the book in the future. In other words, you are making it clear with this sentence that you are not finished with the book.
    https://learnenglish.britishcouncil....and-continuous

    There is an example sentence on the website.

    "I have been reading that book you lent me. I've got another 50 pages to read."

    Doesn't this sentence also suggest he/she wishes more reading book in the future?

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    #12

    Re: Present continous/Present perfect continous

    Quote Originally Posted by ringu20 View Post
    There is an example sentence on the website.

    "I have been reading that book you lent me. I've got another 50 pages to read."

    Doesn't this sentence also suggest he/she wishes more reading book in the future?
    No. It is the second sentence that suggests he/she wishes to read more, not the first.

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    #13

    Re: Present continous/Present perfect continous

    However, if someone said to me "I've been reading a really long book for six months", I would probably assume they were going to carry on until they finished it. I would assume that unless they then said "... I'm going to give up. Life's too short!"
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #14

    Re: Present continous/Present perfect continous

    ringu, have you still had no replies that you want to Thank us for?

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    #15

    Re: Present continous/Present perfect continous

    I just tried to send a PM to ringu about that very topic but he/she has elected not to use the PM facility. In that case, I will write it here:

    ringu, please get into the habit of using the Thank and Like buttons. Many of us are taking the time and making the effort to respond to your threads but we have no idea if you're even reading our responses, let alone getting the idea that you might be grateful. If you don't start to indicate that you've seen our messages, you might find that people will become reluctant to respond to your threads on the basis that we might be wasting our time.
    Thank you.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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