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D00M
Posted: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 3:27:37 PM

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Hello respected teachers,

Could "today" mean "up until now" in any of the following two sentences?

How many hours have you been working today?

How many hours have you worked today?

I am looking forward to your answers.
NKM
Posted: Wednesday, July 11, 2018 4:53:37 PM

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"How many hours have you worked today?" is perfectly normal; it's about how long you've worked today (up until the present time.)

"How many hours have you been working today?" would sound strange, unless perhaps there's reason to worry that you're endangering your health by working too long without stopping to rest.

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