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Thanks for the lesson. Thanks to you I’ve figured out the topic. Quiz 8/8. Now out of the topic. Can someone help explain me about do I need or don’t need to write the word “about” in the second sentence before “the topic”?


I will trying to learn grammatical english via youtube. This video has been giving me very good knowledge. So thanks benjamin.


7/8, thanks for this lesson!


Hi Benjamin,

thanks for your lesson.

Could you please explain, why this expression of the question Nr.5 isn´t correct ?

Wesley has been finishing his training since 2018.

Thank you very much.


    Yeah me too it’s the same question!
    And thank you Benjamin ❤


    Let me answer this one for you. :) The reason is pragmatic:

    While the sentence is grammatically correct, it is highly unlikely that the pure FINISHING (completion) of the course would take him 2+ years. The following are, however, correct:

    Wesley has been trying to finish the course since 2018.
    Wesley has been attending the (same) course since 2018.

    Verbs that describe a momentary action (in the given context) are not used in the continuous perfect form. However, some can be used in both continuous and simple perfect forms without a change in meaning:

    I have worked / I have been working in NYC for a year now.

    Same goes for:
    study, live, teach, learn,
    rain (in negative: It hasn’t rained/It hasn’t been raining for several weeks. BTW for “snow” the same would not work :-) I’d say because snowing is a less common thing),
    hope, stand, sit, stay, look, sleep, wait, want (want is however less common in continuous perfect form).

    Cheers, David


      Note: by “the same goes for” I mean, that those verbs I listed can be used in both perfect forms interchangeably without a change in meaning.


I got 7 correct out of 8. Thanks for the practical lesson. If one can use past tense and present perfect tense naturally, he/she may already are at an advanced level of English

Insoo Yeo

7/8thanks for your effort


thank you very much

NMS asma

Thanks Benjamin ;)


Got a perfect answer! Thanks Ben.


Surprisingly I got 10/10. Thank you, Benjamin!


that was quite interesting

sana al adwan

thank you teacher i get 75% for this lesson

vincent kwibe

Thank you!

Juana Backer

my result is 7/8. thank you.

yousef libyan

I have big troubles with understanding differences between these tenses. 7/8 (my wrong answer was number 6)




I got 8/8, actually i usually confusing about use to present perfect and I know present perfect that it use a lot in fact and conversation everyday, that is more popular past simple. Thank Benjamin and hope you make this topic again sometime

nguyen van long

My score:
8 from 8 :)
thanks Benjamin
You are great

Gayane Harutyunyan

Hi Benjamin,
I have some questions.
1.Did you make this video in 2019?
2.I’ve noticed that you were a slightly distracted while recording this video. Isn’t it?


thanks for lesson


Video time: 9’12” Benjamin said (past simple) “WENT” is the past participle of the verb to go.



Benjamin, thank you for you job!!


Thanks for the lesson Benjamin!


Good job Benjamin! Thank you! 7/8


Thank you Benjamin for teaching the lesson.


I’ve got 7 out of 8


Thank you for your explaning!It was very interesting.You are very expression man Benjamin!


Well done Benjamin
100You got 8 correct out of 8.

Armando Bo Foinq

I read a lot about comparison past simple and present perfect, but without practice this knowlege started to fade away very fast. Now I’am going to have much practice in order to make stronger comprehension of those rules.

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