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    #1

    Talking is/has been

    Hello there, are they the same?


    EXAMPLE:
    1.Catherine wants to work in Italy, so she is learning Italian.
    2.Catherine wants to work in Italy, so she has been learning Italian.


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    Cool Re: is/has been

    Hello, Are they the same?

    1. Chris is working hard since monday.
    2. Chris has been working hard since monday.


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    Re: is/has been

    Quote Originally Posted by kahhong View Post
    Hello, Are they the same?

    1. Chris is working hard since monday.
    2. Chris has been working hard since monday.


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    IMO, the simpe continuous is a shorter temporary action than the perfect continuous.

    (Neither a native nor a teacher)

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