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Which is correct? I've been living here for 5 years . I've lived here for 5 years.
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sureshbabupula profile picture sureshbabupula   

 

1. I've been living here for 5 years. It means You have lived for 5 years and you are still living here, not leaving the place.

2. I've lived here for 5 years. It means you have lived here for 5 years and you are going to move to another place from now on.

    Mar 14, 2013 @ 10:4680% GOOD (28 votes)
YoBlackBlack profile picture YoBlackBlack   I have been living here for 5 years. I lived here for 5 years These 2 sentences are interchangeable sentences. They both have the grammar categories of past tenses.
    Jan 14, 2015 @ 01:2880% GOOD (4 votes)
ProfTom profile picture ProfTom   Both are correct. The second suggests a degree of finality to the living. Maybe you're about to move. This is suggested mind, and not necessarily the case. I could say more, but since different verbs behave differently with these two tenses, it would take a while.
    Mar 14, 2013 @ 10:2180% GOOD (4 votes)
Ali_Mansoorian1998 profile picture Ali_Mansoorian1998   2
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tasikardim profile picture tasikardim   Firstly, what would you like to say ?
    Mar 14, 2013 @ 09:4150% GOOD (1 votes)
Acasualdream profile picture Acasualdream   They are both correct and interchangeable. Cheers
    Apr 02, 2015 @ 00:3340% GOOD (2 votes)
  • vincent profile picture vincent   Thanks for the tip
      Oct 07, 2016 @ 21:55