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    #1

    What is the difference????

    1. He worked there until recently
    2. He has worked there until recently

    I guess...

    (1) means that he worked before, but he is not working now,
    (2) means that he have started before, and he is working now.

    am i wright?


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    #2

    Re: What is the difference????

    Quote Originally Posted by soleiljy View Post
    1. He worked there until recently
    2. He has worked there until recently

    I guess...

    (1) means that he worked before, but he is not working now,
    (2) means that he have started before, and he is working now.

    am i wright?
    For both examples, he no longer works 'there'.

    The 'has worked' in,

    "He has worked there until recently"

    is not a present perfect of continuation,

    as in,

    He has worked there for 3 years/for a long time/since he was a teenager/etc.

    In this example it is the present perfect of experience or the present perfect of current relevance.

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