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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”?

Wryyyyyy

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

Chamika551

7/8, thanks for this lesson!

Daillyish

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.

adrijana

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

    Rrj21WweRaw

    Hello,
    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

    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.

      David

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

nevertary

thank you very much

NMS asma

Thanks Benjamin ;)

knopfler86

Got a perfect answer! Thanks Ben.

Avocado

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

mirkinoid

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)

Bitaly

Thanks

airsidesafety

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?

marcin95

thanks for lesson

hadmokhtar

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

europeangel

8/8

Benjamin, thank you for you job!!

Marsius
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