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Hi teachers,

I've found this explanation:

I've lived here for ten years. (I still live here). Why they don't use the present progressive ( I am still living here) instead?

Thanks in advance
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Some verbs are rarely or never used in the progressive tenses. Why? I don't know. No one says: I have been knowing him for a year.

CB
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Hi Cool Breeze,
Cool BreezeSome verbs are rarely or never used in the progressive tenses. Why? I don't know. No one says: I have been knowing him for a year. CB
Once I've read something very simple for the non-action verbs, let me share it with you.

Non-Continuous verbs are usually things you cannot see somebody doing.

What I may call 'normal verbs' are usully phisical actions which you can see somebody doing.

Do you agree? Is it 'live' a non-continuous verb?Emotion: thinking

TS
Thinking SpainDo you agree? Is it 'live' a non-continuous verb?
I don't know. I don't care for such classifications. (I don't want to get a headache by making everything as complicated as possible.Emotion: smile)Live sometimes occurs in a continuous tense: He has been living there ever since.

CB