[Grammar] present perfect / present perfect progressive

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marquee

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Might be a stupid question:

is it possible to say:

i've been working there until recently

or

i've worked there until recently

if both is possible, what is the difference?

Many thanks for your advice!
 

albertino

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Might be a stupid question:

is it possible to say:

i've been working there until recentlyThe emphasis is on the continuity of the action.

or

i've worked there until recentlyThe emphasis in on the "lasting state":

if both is possible, what is the difference?

Many thanks for your advice!

(Not a teacher)
 

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I'd use I worked/was working as until recently implies that you have finished.
 

Raymott

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Might be a stupid question:

is it possible to say:

i've been working there until recently

or

i've worked there until recently

if both is possible, what is the difference?

Many thanks for your advice!
No, you should avoid both.
"I worked there until recently."
This is a sentence about the past. Neither the present perfect nor the present perfect progressive is appropriate.
 
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