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    Question Present perfect simple/progressive?

    Hello everyone,

    People have been using/have used fossil fuesl for about two hundred years...

    What is better to say? Why?

    Thank you very much!

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    Re: Present perfect simple/progressive?

    There's not much difference between the two tenses in this meaning, so you can use either to say the same.

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    Re: Present perfect simple/progressive?

    The Present Perfect Continuous(Progressive) is probably the better choice, since the context is probably that fossil fuels are running out.
    Last edited by David L.; 06-Apr-2009 at 13:15.

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    Re: Present perfect simple/progressive?

    I agree with David L.

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