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    vasea1977 is offline Junior Member
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    Hi, please help,
    Can I say "The furniture has been moved." ?
    "When I went into the room I saw that the table and chairs were not in the same place.The furniture had been moved."
    Thank you.

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    Default Re: Has been/had been

    IMO, you could if you added something like: "I thought to myself: 'the furniture has been moved'".
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Default Re: Has been/had been

    Quote Originally Posted by vasea1977 View Post
    Hi, please help.
    Can I say "The furniture has been moved (no full stop required here)"?
    "When I went into the room I saw that the table and chairs were not in the same place. The furniture had been moved."
    Thank you.
    Yes, you can. Please note the amendments I have made to your post in red.

    End a sentence with a full stop.
    When your quoted sentence is contained within quotation marks and you will be putting a question mark at the end, do not put a full stop in the quotation marks. There should only be one punctuation mark at the end of the words.
    Remember to put a space after every full stop.
    Remember - correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing make posts much easier to read.

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