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has risen vs. has been rising

 
 
Reply Tue 21 May, 2019 09:49 pm
If the following two sentences are both correct, do they share the same meaning?

1) The oil price has risen sharply in the last few weeks.

2) The oil price has been rising sharply in the last few weeks.

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Reply Tue 21 May, 2019 10:19 pm
@paok1970,
They are both correct, but "has risen sharply" would be closer to meaning a one-time price increase. Like "The price of gasoline has risen sharply since yesterday."
"has been rising" would mean a series of price increases.
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Jewels Vern
 
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Reply Fri 24 May, 2019 03:40 am
1) The oil price has risen sharply in the last few weeks.
Simple past tense.

2) The oil price has been rising sharply in the last few weeks.
Implies a continuing action.
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Jewels Vern
 
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Reply Fri 24 May, 2019 03:40 am
1) The oil price has risen sharply in the last few weeks.
Simple past tense.

2) The oil price has been rising sharply in the last few weeks.
Implies a continuing action.
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JohnWBrooke
 
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Reply Thu 6 Jun, 2019 11:48 pm
@paok1970,
Both are ok but carrying different meaning.
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