Kevin Vu
what is the difference between these two sentences? 1. I have started this job for eight weeks 2. I started this job eight weeks ago
Jul 8, 2019 8:30 AM
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That's great. Thank you guys so much
July 9, 2019
I have talked with my brother recently. [present perfect] I talked with my brother last week. [simple past] More information about the simple past and the present perfect. https://www.ef.com/ca/english-resources/english-grammar/present-perfect-vs-simple-past/
July 8, 2019
1 is incorrect. “I have had this job for 8 weeks.” I have had this job for 8 weeks and I’m getting sick of it. (Now) I started this job 8 weeks ago, just after I came back from China.(Then)
July 8, 2019
We don't really say "we have started this job for eight weeks" "I started this job eight weeks ago" is the way we would say it. I suspect sentence 1 could look like this "I have been working here for 8 weeks" Here the only difference is that we are adding the "have been working". This sentence works well and means that you started 8 weeks ago and are still working on the job. hope this helps and reach out if you have any more questions.
July 8, 2019
Num 1 means that you will work rof six weeks but 2:It's six weeks that you are working
July 8, 2019
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