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Hello everyone,

Are the following sentences correct?

1. What have you done all this time?

2. What did you do all this time?

3. It just rained in the north today, and the rivers are rising.

4. It has just been raining in the north, and the rivers are rising.

I think they are okay.

Regards,

Joseph

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1. What have you been doing all this time?

2. What did you do this morning / yesterday / last week? all this time?

3. It just rained in the north today, and the rivers are rising.

4. It has just been raining in the north, and the rivers are rising.

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AlpheccaStars1. What have you been doing all this time?2. What did you do this morning / yesterday / last week? all this time? 3. It just rained in the north today, and the rivers are rising.4. It has just been raining in the north, and the rivers are rising.

Thanks a lot, AlpheccaStars.

Could you please help me with following question as well?

Are the the following sentences correct?

1. I have waited for you for hours.

2. I have been waiting for you for hours.

I think both are correct. Is that right?

Joseph ACould you please help me with following question as well?Are the the following sentences correct?1. I have waited for you for hours.2. I have been waiting for you for hours.I think both are correct. Is that right?

AlpheccaStars, please delete this question or this part I quoted above because I made a new thread for it. I wanted to tell you before you answered my question there, but I couldn't do that on time because this site is very slow to operate.

Regards,

Joseph

AlpheccaStars3. It just rained in the north today, and the rivers are rising.

Excuse me AlpheccaStars, could you please explain to me why "just" is wrong with past simple in the following sentence?

It just rained in the north today, and the rivers are rising.

PS. You crossed the "just" in your reply.

I think if we remove the second part "and the rivers are rising", "It just rained in the north today." will be okay. Is that right? As follows:

It just rained in the north today.

PS. I think it's illogical because the speaker says, "The raining just started and the rivers are rising very soon.", and it is illogical because rising the rivers take some time. Is that right?

Regards,

Joseph

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Joseph APS. I think it's illogical because the speaker says, "The raining just started and the rivers are rising very soon.", and it is illogical because rising the rivers take some time. Is that right?

Yes.

When you say "It just rained" it means that it started ( and maybe finished) a short time ago.
For rivers to rise, you need a deluge.

It's been raining cats and dogs for days in the north, and now the rivers are rising. 
AlpheccaStarsYes.When you say "It just rained" it means that it started ( and maybe finished) a short time ago.For rivers to rise, you need a deluge.It's been raining cats and dogs for days in the north, and now the rivers are rising.
Thanks a lot, AlpheccaStars.
Joseph A3. It just rained in the north today, and the rivers are rising.

I don't see anything wrong with that. "Just" can mean only.

In other words, the sentence can mean that only/just the rain from the north has caused the rivers to rise.

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teechr don't see anything wrong with that. "Just" can mean only.In other words, the sentence can mean that only/just the rain from the north has caused the rivers to rise.
Thank you so much, teechr.