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    Meaning of sentences

    I haven't taken the train for a long time.
    I haven't been taking the train for a long time.

    Do the sentences have the same meaning?

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    Re: Meaning of sentences

    Quote Originally Posted by Tan Elaine View Post
    I haven't taken the train for a long time.
    I haven't been taking the train for a long time.

    Do the sentences have the same meaning?

    Many thanks.
    I haven't taken the train for a long time. This means that it's a long time since you traveled by train.
    I haven't been taking the train for (a) long (time). This means that you have fairly recently started to travel by train. It's better without 'a' and 'time'.

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