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    Default have been transferred vs am transferes

    1)I have been transferred from mechanical to electrical department.
    2)I am transferred from mechanical to electrical department.

    Supposedly, If I am working still in electrical department and I got transferred three months ago. In this context, which one is correct? Since the transfer is valid( i.e I still wok in electrical department), can we use "have been"? However, I feel transfer is one time action. So, it can't continue. Even, "was transferred" makes sense but I still work there.

    How shall we mention the date when we got transferred Like "october 3"?

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    Default Re: have been transferred vs am transferes

    Quote Originally Posted by david11 View Post
    1)I have been transferred from mechanical to electrical department.
    2)I am transferred from mechanical to electrical department.

    Supposedly, If I am working still in electrical department and I got transferred three months ago. In this context, which one is correct? Since the transfer is valid( i.e I still wok in electrical department), can we use "have been"? However, I feel transfer is one time action. So, it can't continue. Even, "was transferred" makes sense but I still work there.

    How shall we mention the date when we got transferred Like "october 3"?
    I have been transferred from the mechanical department to the electrical department.
    I was transferred from the mechanical department to the electrical department on October 3rd.
    I transferred from the mechanical department to the electrical department on October 3rd.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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    Default Re: have been transferred vs am transferes

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I have been transferred from the mechanical department to the electrical department.
    I think this one is more apt because I still work in the electrical department. However, can I not mention the date?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I was transferred from the mechanical department to the electrical department on October 3rd.
    Can I use this if I still work there?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I transferred from the mechanical department to the electrical department on October 3rd.
    Does it mean I voluntarily transferred and not by the firm?

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    Default Re: have been transferred vs am transferes

    Quote Originally Posted by david11 View Post
    I think this one is more apt because I still work in the electrical department. However, can I not mention the date? Not if you use the present perfect. You could add the date as an afterthought: 'I have been transferred to the electrical department - on 3 October, actually.' It doesn't make a grammatical sentence, but it sounds OK if there's a long enough pause before you specify the date.



    Can I use this if I still work there?
    Yes


    Does it mean I voluntarily transferred and [was not moved] not by the firm?
    Yes.

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    Default Re: have been transferred vs am transferes

    You can use all three if you still work in the electrical department. If you no longer work in the electrical department, I wouldn't use #1.
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    Default Re: have been transferred vs am transferes

    I think..
    I have been transferred from the mechanical department to the electrical department since October 3rd. Because we mention the date we use "since".

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    Default Re: have been transferred vs am transferes

    Quote Originally Posted by jebonfikri View Post
    I think..
    I have been transferred from the mechanical department to the electrical department since October 3rd. Because we mention the date we use "since".
    You can only use that if you have been transferred there on an unspecified date between (not including) October 3rd and yesterday.

    "Since October 3rd" means "after October 3rd".

    Jebonfikri, please follow the forum guidelines and remember to state in your responses that you are not a teacher.
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    Default Re: have been transferred vs am transferes

    I am sorry..I put "I think..." because I am not sure, it just my thought. Thank you for your advice.

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    Default Re: have been transferred vs am transferes

    Quote Originally Posted by jebonfikri View Post
    I am sorry..I put "I think..." because I am not sure, it just my thought. Thank you for your advice.
    That's fine. You can continue to post your opinions and it's always good to say "I think" if you are not sure, but you must still state in each post that you are not a teacher.
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    Default Re: have been transferred vs am transferes

    Quote Originally Posted by jebonfikri View Post
    I think..
    I have been transferred from the mechanical department to the electrical department since October 3rd. Because we mention the date we use "since".
    Ems has already explained why this is wrong. But you can use 'since' if you use the past continuous: 'I have been working in the electrical department since 3 October.'

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