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    #1

    "I have studied English"

    hi,
    it seems to me that this tense suggests that the action is still going on.
    does it mean that the action is not over yet?
    or does it mean that the action has fully finished?
    thanks.
    Last edited by jctgf; 09-Jun-2008 at 01:28.


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    #2

    Re: "I have studied English"

    It implies the action is complete.

    I have picked the apple
    I have read the book

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    #3

    Re: "I have studied English"

    Quote Originally Posted by Anglika View Post
    It implies the action is complete.

    I have picked the apple
    I have read the book
    thanks.

    if I wanted to make the action incomplete, should I say

    I have studied English since I woke up

    or

    I have been studying English since I woke up

    ?

    Thanks.


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    #4

    Re: "I have studied English"

    The second one.

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