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Mehran Jam
I've been sick for the past week. I don't understand in this sentence "sick" is continued by now? or it has been only for last week and now I am not sick? I appreciate your assistance.
Jul 14, 2019 6:59 PM
Answers · 7
Native English speaker from USA. Present perfect starts at some point in the past and goes to the present. You started getting sick sometime last week and you are still sick now. You would even say I have had (sometime starting in the past up until this moment) pneumonia three times. If you are no longer sick right now you would use the past perfect and say I had been sick last week. Or more commonly you would just use the past and say I was sick last week.
July 15, 2019
It only means that you have been sick all of last week. There is no indication that you are not sick now. There is a slight implication that you are no longer sick.
July 14, 2019
This sentence means you were sick and you are still sick.
July 14, 2019
Mehran Jam
Language Skills
English, Persian (Farsi)
Learning Language
English