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# What's the real difference between the following 2: 1. I

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Joined: 05 Jul 2010
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What's the real difference between the following 2: 1. I [#permalink]

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10 Jul 2011, 16:53
What's the real difference between the following 2:

1. I have worked with this company for two years.
2. I have been working with this company for two years.

Both are said to be correct usage in Aristotle SC tense book, but does not define a clear difference; at-least I can't perceive.

I can't tell when to use present perfect and when to use present perfect continuous, given a Duration From the Past Until Now.

Thanks.

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Joined: 30 Jan 2011
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Re: Has worked vs Has been working [#permalink]

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11 Jul 2011, 05:17
The 2nd sentence I have been working with this company for two years. uses present perfect progressive tense, which stresses that the action has continued and isn't completed.

If you changed your job, you would say: I have worked with this company for two years.

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Re: Has worked vs Has been working [#permalink]

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11 Jul 2011, 05:59
pizza2equity wrote:
The 2nd sentence I have been working with this company for two years. uses present perfect progressive tense, which stresses that the action has continued and isn't completed.

If you changed your job, you would say: I have worked with this company for two years.

Thanks pizza2equity for taking the time out to reply to this thread. But that's the real problem I am having.

You said: "If you changed your job, you would say: I have worked with this company for two years."
Why not: I worked with this company for two years.

What's the difference? I think I am missing some fundamental here. This past and present prefect difference is killing me!

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Re: Has worked vs Has been working   [#permalink] 11 Jul 2011, 05:59
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