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Unformatted text preview: c Point of time — the action finishes when you finish speaking We all wish you good luck. We cannot use a continuous formation I beg your pardon. for this meaning. 2 Perfect formation or Non-perfect We are interested in when something We are not interested in when something s t a r t e d . s t a r t e d . I’ ve been staying here for three days. I’ m staying here for three days. (I arrived three days ago.) (A total of three days; I’m not saying w h e n I a r r i v e d . ) She has always liked music. She likes music. (She has liked it from the start.) (I’m not saying anything about the past.) Have you lived here long? Do you live here? (I know you live here. I want to know when (I want to know if you live here or not.) you started.)...
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- Spring '10
- continuous formation