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    Have lived/have been living

    hello just one question... What is the difference between:

    I have lived ..... for 3 years

    I have been living .... for 3 years

    Thank you very much, look forward to your answer

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    Re: Have lived/have been living

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    hello just one question... What is the difference between:

    I have lived ..... for 3 years

    I have been living .... for 3 years

    Thank you very much, look forward to your answer
    Roughly speaking, they mean the same.
    However, there is a theory saying that you use the present perfect to talk about a permanent situation, whereas the present perfect continuous talking about a temporary situation:
    I live in New York. I have lived in New York for three years.
    I'm living in New York. I have been living in New York for three years.

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    Re: Have lived/have been living

    The former means you may or may not still live there. The latter means you definitely still live there.

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