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njanja

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What`s the difference between these sentences if they are correct? In which situations do we use them?


I searched for the missing papers all morning.
i`ve been searching for the missing papers all morning.
i`ve searched for the missing papers all morning.
i was searching for the missing papers all morning.
i had been searching for...
i had searched for...

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  • I searched for the missing papers all morning.

Past tense.

  • i`ve been searching for the missing papers all morning.

Present progressive. (Capitalize your I. That is not an apostrophe you are using.)

  • i`ve searched for the missing papers all morning.

Present perfect. (See above.)

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  • I searched for the missing papers all morning.

I searched and I am finished searching. The searching is over.

  • I've been searching for the missing papers all morning.

I searched and I am still searching. The searching isn't finished.

  • I've searched for the missing papers all morning.

I searched for the missing papers. I probably won't continue to do so. (That part is not entirely clear.)
 
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