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Kimmy
Is there any difference between two sentences? it has never been easy for cartoonists to earn a living for their life or it is not easy for cartoonists to earn a living for their life Actually, I don't really understand when I can use (has been or have been) in a sentence. Would you mind giving some examples for elaboration? Thanks!
Sep 30, 2012 2:24 PM
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Firstly, you don't need "for their life". Earn a living already sort of means that. Has never been easy is past tense. A close Chinese equivalent would be 一直以來做 "cartoonist" 不容易賺錢. The second sentence, "it is not easy" only speaks about the present. It doesn't say anything about the past. 現在做 "cartoonist" 不容易賺錢.
September 30, 2012
Kimmy
Language Skills
Chinese (Cantonese), English
Learning Language
English