LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Data:||02/MAR/2019 11:53 AM|
|Assunto:||Present Perfect (continuous)|
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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