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  1. "Today is Sunday and I don't feel well because I have been drinking three days in a row: Thursday, Friday and Saturday."

  2. "Today is Sunday and I'm not feeling well because I drank three days in a row: Thursday, Friday and Saturday."

What is the difference in meaning between these sentences? "Don't feel" seems to be more general.

And would it be possible to write:

"Today is Sunday and I'm not feeling well because I have drunk three days in a row: Thursday, Friday and Saturday."

or

"Today is Sunday and I don't feel well because I have drunk three days in a row: Thursday, Friday and Saturday."?

I think the present perfect tense can be used in this case because the action recently stopped.

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"I don't feel well" and "I am not feeling well" is showing the same meaning here.

I have been drinking three days in a row shows that he still might be drinking (hence the continuous tense)

I drank three days in a row means that he had drunk the drinks in the past, and is not drinking today.

  • Can we use present perfect simple in this example to emphasize that the activity is finished and i think that 3 days in a row show the continuity of the action so no need to emphasize it – user5577 Mar 28 at 22:33
  • The simple perfect tense doesn't seem fitting to me, can't really point out why – Bella Swan Mar 29 at 4:55

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