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lrk2006

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He has lived in Florida for two months. =? He has been living in Floridafor two months. =? He has been in Florida for two months.
 

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He has lived in Florida for two months. =? He has been living in Floridafor two months. =? He has been in Florida for two months.

1. He has lived in Florida for two months. can = 2. He has been living in Florida for two months.

but neither of them mean the same as 3, though his being in Florida for two months could coincide with his living there for two months.

3. He has been in Florida for two months.

Number 1 can also hold the meaning that he no longer lives in Florida but at some time in the past he has. This would be the present perfect of experience.


Q: [In his lifetime] How many places has he lived?

A: He has lived in Florida for two months, he has lived in Canada for 5 years, he has ...
 
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