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Hi everyone,

1) I spent the last few months looking for you. I have spent the last few months looking for you.

Even though I have already found the person I was looking for, can I still use both of the sentences? I guess the second sentence indicates that the process of searching only just finished.

2) I used to watch 5 episodes a day. I cut it down to one.

3)Is the phrase 'make a beeline' used nowadays? For instance: I took my dog for a walk, but after a couple of minutes she just made a beeline for our house.

Thank you so much for your help!

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Ann2251) I spent the last few months looking for you. I have spent the last few months looking for you. Even though I have already found the person I was looking for, can I still use both of the sentences? I guess the second sentence indicates that the process of searching only just finished.

Yes, that's a reasonable assessment of the situation.

Ann2252) I used to watch 5 five episodes a day. I cut it down to one.

Correct as shown. One-digit numbers are spelled out.

Ann2253)Is the phrase 'make a beeline' used nowadays? For instance: I took my dog for a walk, but after a couple of minutes she just made a beeline for our house.

Yes. It's not the most common phrase in English, but people say it. In fact, Google Ngrams shows that it seems to be being used more and more often these days.

CJ