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Message de vaiana posté le 07-07-2018 à 02:06:09 (S | E | F)
Good morning grown-ups
I have a question; may you please enlighten me about these two tenses, I don't manage to figure out the difference :
I've lived in this house for two years
I've been living in this house for two years
it seems to be the same phrases for me and I hate it when I don't understand things.
Thank you very much
Modifié par lucile83 le 07-07-2018 08:17
Réponse : Question/v-ing de traviskidd, postée le 07-07-2018 à 07:22:39 (S | E)
Hello. The sentences are more or less synonymous, but when you use the continuous aspect (i.e. be+V-ing) you are thinking of the situation as a transitory one, always capable of ending soon.
Réponse : Question/v-ing de vaiana, postée le 07-07-2018 à 18:28:22 (S | E)
Thank you very much Traviskidd for answering.
To sum up we can say thay "have -ed" is used to describe a "fixed" action?
And "have been -ing" to describe an action that can change at any time ?
but both are correct.
I still have another question about a tense that concerns the future :
FUTURE CONTINUOUS (that is : will be -ing)
I don't understand when I have to use it... :?
Réponse : Question/v-ing de traviskidd, postée le 07-07-2018 à 22:34:35 (S | E)
"Tonight, I will start eating at 7:13 and finish eating at 7:32. Therefore, at 7:20, I will be eating (and in fact, will have been eating for 7 minutes)."
The future continuous is often used to provide someone with an expectation. For example: "I hope you can come to my birthday party tomorrow. We'll be having cake and playing lots of fun games!"
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