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    have/has....been

    I have been living here since 1985

    I have lived here since 1988.


    what is the difference between two sentences?

    as i know this is present perfect should be has-have +v3

    why did we add ing in first sentence?



    the land covered by water.

    the mountain covered with snow.


    why in first sentence used by and 2nd with?


    thank you in advance.

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    #2

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    Quote Originally Posted by diplomacy View Post
    I have been living here since 1985

    I have lived here since 1988.


    what is the difference between two sentences?

    as i know this is present perfect should be has-have +v3

    why did we add ing in first sentence?



    the land covered by water.

    the mountain covered with snow.


    why in first sentence used by and 2nd with?


    thank you in advance.
    When you say " I've been living here since 1995" you still live there. When you say "I've lived here since 1988" you still don't live there any more.

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    When you say " I've been living here since 1995" you still live there. When you say "I've lived here since 1988" you still don't live there any more.
    Whoa! That's not true. Both sentences have the same meaning. In both cases, the living here continues to the present.

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    Re: have/has....been

    Quote Originally Posted by diplomacy View Post
    I have been living here since 1985

    I have lived here since 1988.


    what is the difference between two sentences?

    as i know this is present perfect should be has-have +v3

    why did we add ing in first sentence?



    the land covered by water.

    the mountain covered with snow.


    why in first sentence used by and 2nd with?


    thank you in advance.
    The first sentence is in the present perfect continuous; the second is in the present perfect. In this case, both have the same meaning.

    In the second group, you can interchange those prepositions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MikeNewYork View Post
    Whoa! That's not true. Both sentences have the same meaning. In both cases, the living here continues to the present.

    How about these two: I have been living here since 1995 and I have lived here for 10 years. Have they the same meaning?

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    thank you guys....


    it means if I say the mountain covered by snow.


    correct!!! or not.

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    thank you guys....


    it means if I say the mountain covered by snow.


    correct!!! or not.
    No, say the ground is covered with snow.

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    How about these two: I have been living here since 1995 and I have lived here for 10 years. Have they the same meaning?
    Yes, they do.

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    Yes, they do.

    Then it's high time for those who have been writing English grammar to remove some of the tenses into the the Grammar Museum if there is such a museum. English learners will only be very grareful, I think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Smith View Post
    Then it's high time for those who have been writing English grammar to remove some of the tenses into the the Grammar Museum if there is such a museum. English learners will only be very grareful, I think.
    I second that motion. It is the overlap between verb forms that drives learners mad.

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