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    Arrow ...has been ..for..

    In the name of the merciful Allah,
    Hi, does the following sentence" Sleep has been a mystery for most of human history", indicate that sleep was a mystery and still so? Thanks ahead.


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    Re: ...has been ..for..

    yes..its still is present perfect is used for something that has happened in the past in an indefinite time and it may continue or not to the present and future.

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    Re: ...has been ..for..

    Quote Originally Posted by Egyption Arrow View Post
    In the name of the merciful Allah,
    Hi, does the following sentence" Sleep has been a mystery for most of human history", indicate that sleep was a mystery and still so? Thanks ahead.
    The use of Present Perfect Simple indicates that the action is recently finished or unfinished - the process is still going on.

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