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    "have been making" vs "was making"

    Hi,

    1. I have been making them for 2 days but have not finished them yet.
    2. I was making them for 2 days but have not finished them yet.

    I think 1 is correct. What about 2? 2 is talking about past tense
    (I was making them) so the second part of the sentence does
    not go quite well with it I think.

    3. I have been making them since 2 days ago, but have not finished them yet.

    Is this wrong?

    Thanks

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    Re: "have been making" vs "was making"

    Quote Originally Posted by englishstudent View Post
    Hi,

    1. I have been making them for 2 days but have not finished them yet.
    2. I was making them for 2 days but have not finished them yet.

    I think 1 is correct. What about 2? 2 is talking about past tense
    (I was making them) so the second part of the sentence does
    not go quite well with it I think.

    3. I have been making them since 2 days ago, but have not finished them yet.

    Is this wrong?

    Thanks
    Number one is correct. Number 2 &3 are incorrect.

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    Re: "have been making" vs "was making"

    Thank you Harry Smith.

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    #4

    Re: "have been making" vs "was making"

    Quote Originally Posted by englishstudent View Post
    Thank you Harry Smith.
    You are welcome!

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