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whenever should i use have been? im really want to know when should i use been in sentence!!!!!
Oct 25, 2012 5:20 PM
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You would use it in a case where you are doing something that began in the past, continues in the present, and may continue into the future. "I have been going to the university for two years." "I have been cooking all afternoon." "They have been working on that car all morning." You also use it if you were something at some unspecified time in the recent past, or (possibly) continuing to the present for a specified time. "I have been a teacher before." "I have been a student for two years." It is also used for some future duration. "When I graduate, I will have been a student for four years."
October 25, 2012
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October 25, 2012
FD Maxey's examples are excellent. I'll add an illustration of the first situation he references, because there is a tense for this in Persian. As far as I know, the other situations equate to other verb tenses in Persian, as well. .خسته میبودم، ولی الان نخستهم (I have been tired, but now I'm not tired.) .حر روز به انخا گردش میکردید (You have been walking there everyday.)
October 28, 2012
''When should I use 'have been'?'' ''Whenever'' doesn't start a question.
October 25, 2012
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English, Persian (Farsi), Spanish
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