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Doubt 1: Is the sentence correct?- She has played Tennis since 2011. If not then why it not correct.

Doubt 2. " I have worked/lived here since 2005"    VS   " I have been working/living here  since 2005".   

Most of the teachers I consulted with, have told that - both the sentences denote  an action that stated in 2005 and is valid/continuing  even at present.

So both the sentences MEAN THE SAME ( No Difference IN MEANING).

My question is that, If there is no difference in meaning then why there is Tense Difference.

Please guide sir. I am totally confused.

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Hello, Nazia Fatima, and welcome to the Grammar Exchange.

Doubt 1: Is the sentence correct?- She has played Tennis since 2011. If not then why it not correct.



Yes, the sentence is correct. She plays tennis now. She started in 2011.

Doubt 2. " I have worked/lived here since 2005"    VS   " I have been working/living here  since 2005".   

Most of the teachers I consulted with, have told that - both the sentences denote  an action that stated in 2005 and is valid/continuing  even at present.

So both the sentences MEAN THE SAME ( No Difference IN MEANING).

My question is that, If there is no difference in meaning then why there is Tense Difference.

There is a slight difference in meaning, though in practice the sentences are basically interchangeable. "I have worked/lived here since 2005" is a simple statement of fact that can be used if you still work/live here or if you just stopped. "I have been working/living here since 2005" suggests that the working/living here still continues but that it will not be permanent.

Thank you so much sir for your reply.

I still have some doubts (Sorry to trouble you once more).

1st Doubt:  Can you explain a bit more to make me completely understand  what do you mean by term "NOT PERMANENT" for the statement " I have been living/working/playing here since 2005".   

2nd Doubt: Can you explain to me in EXACT WORDS why " I have gone to London since 2002" is wrong. Whereas it shares the same structure as " I have played cricket since 2002" (which is a correct sentence).

3rd Doubt: She has gone to Cinema since 5 O'clock.

It the above sentence correct?  If not, what should be the correct statement.

Please enlighten me sir. This topic " Present Perfect + Since" has taken a considerable time of mine. Its been 03 months I  am starving to make this topic clear to its core.

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1st Doubt:  Can you explain a bit more to make me completely understand  what do you mean by term "NOT PERMANENT" for the statement " I have been living/working/playing here since 2005".   



"Not permanent" means that the situation is expected to come to an end.



2nd Doubt: Can you explain to me in EXACT WORDS why " I have gone to London since 2002" is wrong. Whereas it shares the same structure as " I have played cricket since 2002" (which is a correct sentence).



Why do you assume that sentence is wrong? It is correct. It means that you have gone there at least one time since 2002.



3rd Doubt: She has gone to Cinema since 5 O'clock.

It the above sentence correct?  If not, what should be the correct statement.

The sentence is not impossible, but I doubt that you are trying to express the meaning that it conveys. Are you trying to say: "She has been at the cinema since 5 o'clock"? Note that "the" is used before "cinema," "cinema" is not capitalized, and the "o" in "o'clock" is not capitalized, either.

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