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    am told /have been told

    Please make clear the below usage difference between am told /have been told

    I am told to do this

    I have been told to do this

    How they differ

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    Re: am told /have been told

    Quote Originally Posted by danielenglish View Post
    Please make clear the below usage difference between am told /have been told

    I am told to do this

    I have been told to do this

    How they differ

    Thanks a lot
    ♥♦♣♠ NOT A TEACHER ♥♦♣♠
    Saying that you are told to do something, you're implying that a particular behaviour is expected from you in a particular situation on a regular basis, eg:

    I am told to wash my hands before meals
    roughly speaking means that you are expected to wash your hands before every single meal you have.

    I have been told to do something merely expresses a suggestion or an order from someone else in a particular situation, eg:

    I have been told to wash my hands before meals (in the recent past, someone told you to wash your hands before meals; of course, such a suggestion or order could also cause you to wash your hands before meals from that particular time onwards, on a regular basis.

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    Re: am told /have been told

    very clear..Thanks a lot

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