Since I moved here / since I have been living here, my health has improved

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Hello.
a) Since I moved here, my health has improved. (since = from the moment that).
b) Since I have been living here, my health has improved.
I think the above sentences express almost the same idea.
I would like to convey the thought by using the Present Perfect Continous Tense twice, hence the sentence b). "Since" would mean "from the moment that".
What do you think?
Thank you.
 

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I would use 'lived' instead of 'been living' in (b).
 

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Hello.
a) Since I moved here, my health has improved. (since = from the moment that).
b) Since I have been living here, my health has improved.
I think the above sentences express almost the same idea.
I would like to convey the thought by using the Present Perfect Continous Tense twice, hence the sentence b). "Since" would mean "from the moment that".
What do you think?

The two sentences have the same meaning. Sentence b uses the present perfect continuous tense only once, though. Note the correct spelling of "continuous" and that names of tenses are not proper nouns.
 

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That wouldn't work unless you were visiting a place where you used to live.
The following teacher said otherwise.

He has made a lot of friends since he has lived in London. (still in London)
= Between the time of his moving to London and the time up to now he has made a lot of friends.
 

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May I point out GoesStation was thinking that Matthew Wai was suggesting past simple when in fact he was suggesting present perfect simple.

That's right. I misread Matthew's post.
 

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Yes, you are right. I made the mistake of telling you that I had used two present perfect continuous tenses. In fact, there is only one. The typo is also there.
 

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