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We have discussed Present Perfect versus Past Simple in "It has been on the news" vs. "it was on the news". Now I'm asking about Present Perfect versus Present Simple.

I know that the sentence in Present Perfect, "it has been a tough day", implies that the day is still going. But would it not be much easier to say "it is a tough day"? Because if a day is tough, you just say that the day is tough.

What does using Present Perfect add to the statement?

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When using it is a tough day, we are negating the possible case when the future events might not be as tough. As you mention yourself:

"it has been a tough day", implies that the day is still going.

When we use it has been, we are also considering the possibility that it (the day) might get better at some later stage.

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