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# Which form is correct?

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16 Feb 2020, 08:58
1. X is collected, is formed and lasting for the past 10 years
2. X is collected , is formed and has been lasting for the past 10 years .

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16 Feb 2020, 21:02
Second one, since we should be using present perfect continuous (or "present perfect" has lasted) because the action started in the past (10 years back) and continues up till now.
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17 Feb 2020, 04:32
Thank you . Say if the question was :
X is formed, collected and lasting many years - is this sentence even grammatically correct?

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