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    I've been dealing...

    Hi

    If someone says "I've been dealing with translating for the last year" does it mean that someone is still doing this? If he says "for the last year" it sounds to me that it was last year and now it's over.

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    Re: I've been dealing...

    'have been dealing with' is the clue.

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    Re: I've been dealing...

    Quote Originally Posted by Soup View Post
    'have been dealing with' is the clue.
    I see. "For the last" confused me.

    So, he would have to say: I was dealing with translating for the last year, and then it would mean that he's done with it.


    take care

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    Re: I've been dealing...

    For the past year ...

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    Re: I've been dealing...

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    For the past year ...
    or just "I was dealing with translating last year"

    thanks

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