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Autor:  Bebeto
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Data:  02/MAR/2019 11:53 AM
Assunto:  Present Perfect (continuous)
 
Mensagem:  I understand that:
1) I can say either "I've lived in Rio for 10 years" or "I've been living in Rio for 10 years" because the verb "to live" is a verb of action.
2) I have to say "I've believed in God since I was born" because "to believe" is a verb of state - so Present Perfect Continuous doesn't work here.
3) I can say "I've been sleeping well for 10 days", but the negative is not commonly used. 
4) I could say "I haven't slept well for 10 days" - the negative works better with the present perfect.

I think I can't use sentences like "I've slept well since I got married". My question is, what if there was a day, maybe Monday or Tuesday last week, when I slept well? Indefinite time. Even in this case, can't I say "I have slept well since I got married"?


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
 Present Perfect (continuous)  –  Bebeto  02/MAR/2019, 11:53 AM
Present Perfect (continuous)  –  Josi  02/MAR/2019, 12:26 PM
Present Perfect (continuous)  –  Bebeto  02/MAR/2019, 2:04 PM
Present Perfect (continuous)  –  Bebeto  02/MAR/2019, 2:09 PM
Present Perfect (continuous)  –  Ricardo - EMB  02/MAR/2019, 9:53 PM
Present Perfect (continuous)  –  Bebeto  02/MAR/2019, 10:05 PM
Present Perfect (continuous)  –  Bebeto  02/MAR/2019, 10:42 PM
Present Perfect (continuous)  –  Ricardo - EMB  03/MAR/2019, 12:19 AM
Present Perfect (continuous)  –  Bebeto  03/MAR/2019, 4:09 AM
Present Perfect (continuous)  –  Bebeto  07/MAR/2019, 1:23 PM
Present Perfect (continuous)  –  Ricardo - EMB  07/MAR/2019, 3:28 PM

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