help me please to choose the Tence "How long do you learn English?" - is it correct sentence? what Tence should I use?
May 11, 2016 8:11 AM
Answers · 2
No, it is not correct. You cannot use a present tense here. You are talking about a period of time which began in the past and is continuing into the present, so you need to use a present perfect tense. In this case we would use the present perfect continuous: 'How long have you been learning English?' 'I've been learning English for 5 years.' 'I've been learning English since 2011'. In this case, the present perfect continuous describes a continuous activity in an unfinished period of time (2011 to the present day). I hope that helps.
May 11, 2016
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