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    Dear Teacher:

    Can you please teach which of the following sentences are correct?

    "Among the most satisfying experiences for me as a teacher has been opportunity to work as an assistant helping professors."

    "Among the most satisfying experiences for me as a teacher has been an assistant helping professors."

    I often read the sentence like "Among the most satisfying experience for me
    as a ... has been +ing.."

    Is this the fixed sentence or a general way of saying in English?
    I think that for most cases, it goes "has + been +ing".
    Can it be with "has + been + noun" like "opportunity" or "assistant"?

    Thanks

    Chiharu

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    Default Re: When you say like "Among the most satisfying experiences.."

    "Among the most satisfying experiences for me as a teacher has been having the opportunity to work as an assistant helping professors."
    That's how I would say it, but I think you could drop 'having'. Your second example doesn't work, however, because it's unclear that you were the assistant. The basic idea of using a noun in this structure is fine.

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    Default Re: When you say like "Among the most satisfying experiences.."

    Hi, Thank you for your answer. It was helpful.
    Could you please teach me if there's any possible noun I can use in that sentence beside "opportunity"?

    Thanks

    Chiharu

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    Chance/possibility??

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