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Present perfect or present perfect continuous?

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sujit17

Hello! 

Does present perfect tense necessarily imply that the action has already been completed in the recent past? Or can we use it to describe events that have started at some point in the past and still going on? For eg. Is it correct to say " I've worked here since I left school"  or do we have to use the present perfect continuous here to convey that I'm still working at the same place?  

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Minoo

Hello Sujit,

With 'state' verbs, Present Perfect replaces Present Perfect Continuous. 'work' is an ambiguous verb. It can be treated as an action verb or as a state verb. 

You will find more information on this is my  lesson 'Action Verbs & State Verbs' in  the Intermediate Grammar section of the platform.

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