I have been playing a lot today.

I have played a lot today.

Can either be used if the day isn't over and I might continue playing? Or does the present perfect mean I have stopped playing for the day?

  • Look up the functions of present perfect continuous ("have been playing")
    – gotube
    Commented Jun 22, 2021 at 23:18
  • @gotube I've looked it up numerous times. That is not an answer to my question.
    – anouk
    Commented Jun 23, 2021 at 9:47

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Saying "I have played a lot today" with a tone suggesting that you did not expect to play so much or you played more than how much you normally play could indicate that you don't intend to play anymore.

Without the tone, both the statements do not give any hint of whether you will play later in the day.

  • Do both sentences have the same meaning?
    – anouk
    Commented Aug 2, 2020 at 9:56

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