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Fatma Nur
Help for grammar
Dialog:
Do you still play tennis?
A) No, I haven't played tennis for years
B) No, I haven't been playing tennis for years
Which one is true?

You are talking to a friend about Joe. Joe now works at the airport. You ask your friend:
A) How long have you had guitar lessons?
B) How long have you been having guitar lessons?
Which one is true?
Can you explain?

May 28, 2020 8:24 PM
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Hi
present perfect continuous is usually used to show the duration of the activitiy. for example how long have you been waiting? I have been waiting for 2 hours
In the first question, you should use present perfect because you are not mentioning the duration, you just want to say that you havent played for years.
but in the second question, you have to use present perfect continuous because you are going to ask about the duration of the activity
Good luck
May 28, 2020
Thank you for your helping Zehra. I understand well
May 28, 2020
Fatma Nur
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