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Autor:  Rio Olympica
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Data:  05/OUT/2009 9:52 PM
Assunto:  Present Perfect Continuous x Present Continuous?

Apart from the issue with the use of ‘too’ in this type of phrase, I think you’ll find that both of your examples are correct You are just using different verb structures.


The one with the perfect aspect (as well as continuous) carries the sense of ‘from past to present’, whereas the one without the perfect has the standard ‘around now’ sense of the progressive aspect.


Which example is more appropriate depends on the circumstances (which we don’t have any information about).

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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Present Perfect Continuous x Present Continuous?  –  Henry!  04/OUT/2009, 5:29 PM
too-ough  –  You 2  04/OUT/2009, 8:22 PM
Present Perfect Continuous x Present Continuous?  –  Dale CR  05/OUT/2009, 2:06 PM
 Present Perfect Continuous x Present Continuous?  –  Rio Olympica  05/OUT/2009, 9:52 PM
Congrats Brazil  –  Marathon Man  05/OUT/2009, 9:53 PM

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