What does this sentence tell about their current situation?are they still living here or is it obscure?

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They still live there. The Present Perfect tense tells me about it. Compare:

They have lived here for 10 years (they still do).

They lived here for 10 years (they live somewhere else now).

  • Then what's the difference between this and "they have been living here". Dec 13, 2018 at 8:40
  • Difference between " they have lived here for 10 years"and "they have been living here for 10 years". Dec 13, 2018 at 8:44
  • @ManishKumarBalayan "they've been living here for 10 years" is about them living here now, just like "they've lived here for 10 years" is. They are pretty much the same.
    – Enguroo
    Dec 13, 2018 at 8:52
  • There has to be some difference.i suppose Dec 13, 2018 at 8:54
  • @ManishKumarBalayan there is but it's slight (at least in this context). Using the present perfect continuous, we emphasize the duration of the action. The present perfect emphasizes the action.
    – Enguroo
    Dec 13, 2018 at 8:59

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