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    Default "It had been a long time since we had last met."

    "It has been a long time since we last met."

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    "It had been a long time since we had last met."


    Do you agree that "had been" is a past form of "has been" and "had met" is a past form of "met"

    And I think the second is right but we can see sentences like "It had been a long time since we last met."

    What do you think? Thank you so much as usual.

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    Default Re: "It had been a long time since we had last met."

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    If you want to be technical, "has been" is present perfect and "had been" is past perfect. "Have met" and "had met" are optional, as the "has been/ had been" sets the frame of reference for the sentence.

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