Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Society & CultureLanguages · 3 weeks ago

"I've loved animals ever since I was a kid." "I've been loving animals ever since I was a kid". Which one is right?

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  • Anonymous
    3 weeks ago

    The first one is right. The reason is that the progressive forms are not usually used for mental processes (though there are plenty of exceptions). Compare it to the present tense. You would say "I love animals" not "I am loving animals" (I hope).

  • 3 weeks ago

    1st one for sure ;)

  • reme_1
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    The first one is correct. The second one is only part of a sentence.

    • bluebellbkk
      Lv 7
      3 weeks agoReport

      Why do you say so? I don't see it myself. Oh perhaps you mean because the period is outside the quotation marks?

  • 3 weeks ago

    They are both grammatically correct but the likelihood is 99.9% that you mean the first one.

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  • 3 weeks ago

    The first is correct.  

    No native English-speaker would say #2.

  • Lôn
    Lv 7
    3 weeks ago

    The first................

  • no
    Lv 6
    3 weeks ago

    i've been loving

  • 3 weeks ago

    The first one is grammatically correct

  • Frank
    Lv 5
    3 weeks ago

    They’re both right but the second one is sort of ambiguous about whether or not you’re having sex with animals.

    • bluebellbkk
      Lv 7
      3 weeks agoReport

      Frank puts it a little too directly, but his point is valid.

  • 3 weeks ago

    Both sound okay.

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