Present Perfect and Past continuous

ceedhanna posted:

What is the difference between these two sentences?

1- She’s been working as an intern.

2- She was working as an intern.

Hi, Ceedhanna:

Sentence (1) represents her working as an intern as something that has happened recently and up to now and as something that is perhaps still continuing. It could be used without further context.

Sentence (2) represents her working as an intern as something that was occurring at some point in the past. What that point is, we don't know. The sentence doesn't make sense in the absence of further context.

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