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Present Perfect & Present perfect continuous

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Kudos [?]: 6 [0], given: 7

Location: Malaysia
Concentration: Strategy, Operations
GMAT 1: 630 Q46 V31
WE: Consulting (Computer Software)
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Hi,

Can you please help me understand the the difference between the following sentences:

1. We HAVE LIVED in a house for 3 days. (Present perfect: means action began in the past but is still continuing)
2. We HAVE BEEN LIVING in this house for the last 3 days. (Present perfect continuous: means action began in the past, is still continuing in the present and will probably continue in the future).

Question:
1. How do we know the probability of action in sentence 1 continuing/not continuing in future?
2. If such a scenario arrives in GMAT question, which one of the above would be more preferable?

Kudos [?]: 6 [0], given: 7

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