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Autor:  Ricardo - EMB
E-mail:  emb@sk.com.br
Data:  02/MAR/2019 9:53 PM
Assunto:  Present Perfect (continuous)
 
Mensagem: 
- Bebeto, is it true that you haven't slept well since you got married?
- No, I have slept well since I got married. I slept well on Monday last week.

Your above sentences make sense, but would sound better in the present perfect continuous.

Whenever the verb refers to a single act whose time of occurrence is expressed in the sentence or implied, you should use the simple past.
Ex: The boy broke the window this morning.
As opposed to: The boy has just broken the window.

Ricardo - EMB


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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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