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13:18 Sep 19, 2000
Dutch to English translations [PRO]
Dutch term or phrase: Clickx Magazine has been sending/is sending?
Since the beginning of 1999, Clickx has been/is sending? Can both be used or only 'has been sending?'
Nathalie
English translation:has been sending
Explanation:
Hi Nathalie,

'Has been sending' is the right choice. 'Is sending' is a typical 'error' made by Dutch native speakers. I am not too hot in explaining grammatical points but here goes:
Is is used for a present tense action
i.e. he is going to the market (that is now)
But if we say 'he has been going to the market' this means that although he is still doing this the actual time span in the past is longer and probably a repeated action. Therefore something he does on a weekly basis for, say, the last 10 years.
Does this make any sense?
I hope so!

Greetings,
Marijke
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Marijke Singer
United Kingdom
Local time: 02:25
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has been sending


Explanation:
Hi Nathalie,

'Has been sending' is the right choice. 'Is sending' is a typical 'error' made by Dutch native speakers. I am not too hot in explaining grammatical points but here goes:
Is is used for a present tense action
i.e. he is going to the market (that is now)
But if we say 'he has been going to the market' this means that although he is still doing this the actual time span in the past is longer and probably a repeated action. Therefore something he does on a weekly basis for, say, the last 10 years.
Does this make any sense?
I hope so!

Greetings,
Marijke


Marijke Singer
United Kingdom
Local time: 02:25
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish, Native in SpanishSpanish
PRO pts in pair: 803
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1 hr
Has been


Explanation:
Marijke is perfectly right. Especially when the year is mentioned, "has been" is the right tense to use.

xxxjarry
South Africa
Local time: 03:25
Native speaker of: English
PRO pts in pair: 3855
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