Have you been watching TV since yesterday morning?

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mrbelfort

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Have you been watching TV since yesterday morning? Is this correct? <-----Example sentence and question from original thread title added to post by moderator (Florentia52)----->

And the answer is: Yes, I have. / No, I haven't. (and not Yes, I have been.)

Am I right? Thank you!
 
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  • Keith Bradford

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    English (Midlands UK)
    It's perfectly correct, but it may not be what you wanted.

    Have you been watching TV since yesterday morning? = Have you spent an appreciable amount of time watching TV?
    Have you watched TV since yesterday morning? = Have you looked at the TV at all?

    Both the answers are possible, it depends on the way the question was phrased.
     

    mrbelfort

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    Hindi
    Thank you, I wanted to express if somebody have been wacthing TV for 2 days, sitting all day before screen. Thank you :)
     

    velisarius

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    British English (Sussex)
    I see possibilities for "Yes, I have been," but it isn't the obvious positive response.

    Yes, I have been, but I'm turning it off now. (I have been watching, but not any longer)
     
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