L2 Present perfect vs. past simple
He has been studying since 2015.
(OR: He has been studying for _____ years.)
He started studying English in 2015. + He still studies now. =
She studied French for two years.
(OR: She studied French from 2014 to 2016)
She started studying French in 2014. + She stopped in 2016. =
He lived in Japan for 4 years.
(OR: He lived in Japan from 2001 to 2005)
He started living in Japan in 2001. + He stopped in 2005. =
She has been working at IEC since 2011.
(OR: She has been working at IEC for _____ years.)
She started worked at IEC in 2011. + She works at IEC now.
She has been living in Concord since 2015.
(OR: She has been living in Concord for ______ years.)
She started living in Concord in 2015. + She lives in Concord now. =
He has been married since 2005.
(OR: He has been married for ______ years.)
He got married in 2005. + He is still married now. =
He was married for 5 years.
(OR: He was married from 2008 to 2013.)
He got married in 2008. + He got divorced in 2013. =
She worked at IEC for 3 years.
(OR: She worked at IEC from 2011 to 2014.)
She started working at IEC in 2011. + She stopped working at IEC in 2014. =
They have been students at IEC since January.
(OR: They have been students at IEC for _______ months)
They became IEC students in January. = They are still IEC students now.
She has been playing the piano since she was a little girl.
(OR: She has been playing the piano for many years.)
She started playing the piano when she was a little girl. + She still plays the piano now. =
He did Karate for 6 years.
(OR: He did Karate from 2004 to 2010.)
He started doing Karate in 2004. + He stopped in 2010. =
She has been reading her book since 8am.
(She has been reading for ______ hours.
She started reading her book at 8am. + She is still reading now. =
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