is registered/has been registered


Senior Member

I have a question regarding present perfect continuous.

The child is registered or has been registered in the kindergarden since 2009, which tense is correct?

I mean, the action of registration seems to me something that is done once, it does not last.
Maybe I should say in other way?
  • Chez

    Senior Member
    English English
    Has been registered is correct. From a time in the past up until the present moment the child 'has been registered' at the kindergarten.


    Senior Member
    American English
    You may register once, but you stay registered until you leave; therefore "The child has been registered since 2009."

    Added: Cross-posted. I'll just add that if it were a one-time registration being referred to, the sentence would be "The child was registered in 2009."
    < Previous | Next >