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    Default It' been a pleasure vs It was a pleasure

    When you top off a conversation and you are about to leave

    "It's been a pleasure talking to you"( you are still there and it still is because you keep talking)

    What I'm trying to ask if it's possible to say:

    "It was a pleasure talking to you" (I guess it might sound kind of weird because you are still there and the way I take it the Past Simplr refers to the past not present)

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    Default Re: It' been a pleasure vs It was a pleasure

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    When you top off a conversation and you are about to leave

    "It's been a pleasure talking to you"( you are still there and it still is because you keep talking)

    What I'm trying to ask if it's possible to say:

    "It was a pleasure talking to you" (I guess it might sound kind of weird because you are still there and the way I take it the Past Simple refers to the past not present)
    In that situation, use "It's been..."

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