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I have some problems with this parragraph: ( the verb has to be in Present Progressive or Present Perfect Progressive)

Clouse........(continue).............his journeys since making the record book, and has not only visited every country in the world, but some two or three times. Now he is focusing on the remaining three islands.

Thanks in advance for your answers.

Pedro
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Is this one of those "fill in the blanks" question? I think the answer can be "has been continuing".

Clouse has been continuing his journeys since making the record book, and has not only visited every country in the world, but some two or three times. Now he is focusing on the remaining three islands.
Hello,

Jay, are you sure the verb "continue" can be used in the progressive form? I hesitate...
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Good point, because my teacher told me that the answer is "present perfect"....but I was sure that was present perfect progressive....He couldn't explain to me , why is Present perfect, and not present perfect progressive...somebody can give me a reason?

Thanks in advance

Peter
I don't see anything wrong in using "continue" in the progressive form... You can choose to stop whenever you want, so for the moment he's still "continuing" his journeys.

Someone please correct me if I'm wrong?
I was not sure that "continue" could be used in the progressive form. But I have looked at BBC news website and they use the form "continuing" freely. I think I can trust BBC language, can't I?

But, after all, I suppose that the versions may both be used in that context. There is no absolutely wrong (right) answer. For examle, it is correct to use both the Present Perfect and Present Perfect Continuous in the sentence:

He has been living in that city for five years. = He has lived in that city for five years.

Perhaps, the same is in your sample, Pedromenba.

Edited on 05-02-2006, 7:46 PM
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RuslanaHello,

Jay, are you sure the verb "continue" can be used in the progressive form? I hesitate...
I was tricked!! Emotion: smile

I focused at the two options given for the answer and that was "Present Progressive" and "Present Perfect Progressive". It didn't make me think much about the use of "continuing" until when I saw your post.

After looking up some references, it seems that "continuing" is normally used before a noun e.g. "continuing education". So I think what you said is right. Emotion: stick out tongue
"Continuing" in the phrase "continuing education" is not the progressive form. It is the gerund. Emotion: smile
I see it more like a present participle used as an adjective Emotion: tongue tied It would be a gerund in a sentence like "Continuing education throughout our life is ... uh... a hard thing to do"?
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