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Autor:  PPAULO
E-mail:  não-disponível
Data:  03/ABR/2009 10:14 PM
Assunto:  since, for

Boa noite.

- A expressao " I have lived in the USA for 3 years" significa:
       -  Eu moro nos EUA há 3 anos
       - Eu morei nos EUA por  3 anos

Esta correto???   Não, o segundo  não está.


      Let´s see why, then:

      Use of present perfect => To express an action or state that began in the past and continues in the present, ex: Hiroaki has lived/I have lived in California for two years.


   Nesse caso,               "Hiroaki/eu    mora/o  na California há  2 anos."




      Use of simple past =>

      1- To indicate that an action or event took place at a specific time in the past, ex: I visited Japan last year.

     2- To indicate that an action or event occurred over a period of time in the past with the implication that it is no longer true in the present, ex:

      I lived in Los Angeles for 15 years.

      (Morei em LA por 15 anos.)



    That´s all for the time being. Hoping that it helps.



     Ah, not forgetting the source (with slight changes), the book Writting Clearly, An Editing Guide 2nd edition.   By Janet Lane/Ellen Lange.  

 Heinle & Heinle Publishers.



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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
since, for  –  natileiti  03/ABR/2009, 7:38 PM
 since, for  –  PPAULO  03/ABR/2009, 10:14 PM
since, for  –  Dale/CR  04/ABR/2009, 12:13 AM
since, for  –  PPAULO  04/ABR/2009, 12:50 AM
since, for  –  renan  04/ABR/2009, 2:52 PM
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