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present perfect and present perfect continuous

I have been living here since 2013     VS     I have lived here since 2013

(= no difference at all. Both imply that you are still living here, and that you moved here at some (undefined) point in the year 2013)

The above is an answer given by a teacher to a question raised by someone else earlier. I have some doubts and I would appreciate to receive a confirmation. 

To me, 'I have lived here in this house since 2013' can be followed by 'but I have moved out at the end of the following year', which does not mean the same as in 'I have been living here in this house since 2013' which  means that one still lives in the same house. 

Thank you in advance.


May 17, 2018 5:43 AM
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May 17, 2018

You are right in that the context is where the nuance is to be observed, yet 

'I have lived here in this house since 2013' CAN NOT BE FOLLOWED BY 'but I have moved out at the end of the following year'

any "ing" brings into focus the activity and the continuing nature of the activity.

(the context is what ever is before or / and after the statement that gives us more information.)

I have lived here in this house since 2013 MEANS: that the context focuses on the 'I' and should be preceded or /and followed by information about me.

example: life here is great. I have lived here in this house quite comfortably.


I have been living here in this house since 2013. MEANS: the focus is on living and the duration of the activity of "living".

example: Though I have traveled to the four corners of the global, I have been living here in this house since 2013. You could say this is my home base.

Hope this helps 




May 17, 2018

The answer you received before sounds correct to me. "I have been living here since 2013" and "I have lived here since 2013" both imply you are still living there. "I had been living there since 2013" or "I had lived there since 2013" would imply you moved at some subsequent point prior to the present. The key difference is not between "been living" and "lived," but between "have" and "had."

Also, you wouldn't say "but I have moved out at the end of the following year." That idea would be expressed as either "but I moved out the following year," or "I had moved out at the end of the following year."

I hope this is helpful.



May 17, 2018
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May 17, 2018
Thank you both so very much for your kind explanations, it is very clear now! I also thank you for your kind advice and shall certainly take it to heart!
May 17, 2018