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PRESENT PERFECT



araveg
Spain

PRESENT PERFECT
 
Hi everybody!
 
Could this sentences be in present perfect continuous too?
 
"I have done everything I needed today! Hurray!!!
 
Thanks in advance 
 
 Arancha
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

25 May 2017      



yanogator
United States

It doesn īt work very well in the continuous version, because the continuous tenses have to do with a process over time, and "that I needed" deals with the result, rather than the process. It isn īt impossible, though, especially if the work was interrupted before being finished.
 
I have been doing everything I needed today (until now), so it īs time for a break.
 
Bruce 

25 May 2017     



araveg
Spain

Thanks a lot, I "I needed" was a clue for me but I had just a little doubt.
 
Thanks again 

25 May 2017     



redcamarocruiser
United States

It would sound more fluent in my area to say, "I have done everything I needed to today! Hurray!!!" or "I have done everything I needed to do today! Hurray!!! OR "I have done everything I needed to get done today! Hurray!!! It sounds incomplete to say "I have done everything I needed today! Hurray!!!"

25 May 2017