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What is the different between: "it has been raining all night" and "it was raining all night"
We use the present perfect continuous to express the idea of an activity (a task, piece of work, etc.) in progress until recently or until the time of speaking.
"it was raining all night." we use past continous for a temporary action in the past for a period of time.
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Last edited by moniza; 17-Dec-2008 at 04:47.