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Dilemma: Present Perfect Or Perfect Continuous?

I am very much confused with two aspects which are perfect aspect and present perfect continuous. From the sentences below I am not sure what to use.. Perfect aspect: I've lived here for ten ...
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present perfect continuous for an action recently stopped

The present perfect continuous can be used for an action that has just stopped, but has a present result, for example: I have been gardening (my hands are covered in soil) or it has been raining (the ...
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Can present perfect be used instead of present perfect progressive?

I was attending a course lecture about grammar and during a tense review lecture they stated that following sentences have same meaning. Julie has studied French for two years. Julie has been ...
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Present perfect & present continous

Are there any differences between the following sentences: I have read this book for two weeks I have been reading this book for two weeks It has rained for three days It has been raining for three ...
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what I have been reading vs what I have read

Can anyone explain to me why several book review sites are called "what I have been reading" when they describe books the reviewer has read? why aren't they called "what I have read"?
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Have you been riding your bike? Focus on activity?

What have you been doing during lock down? Have you been riding your bike or going for walks? Does this mean someone has ridden their bike multiple times or not necessarily? Or is the present perfect ...
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It smells like someone has smoked here or it smells like someone has been smoking here

I have come across reviews of hotels where people state that: "The hotelroom smells like someone has smoked there". I thought that "someone has smoked there" means that smoking has ...
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What is the difference between Present perfect and Present perfect continuous in cases where action doesn't have any result

It's clear that we should use Present perfect when we want to show that an action is completed and we have some result. It is also clear that we should use Present perfect continuous when we want to ...
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"Have you been swimming?" and "have you just swum?"

If I meet my friend as he is leaving the swimming pool, I know I can ask: Have you been swimming? But can I also say "have you just swum?" instead of the question above? If so, do the two ...
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Can both "running for" and "running to" be used with the present perfect continuous?

I have a question about the following sentences, which both refer to a single occasion: Why are you out of breath? I have been running for the bus. (uttered when entering the bus) Why are ...
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