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    Question Have and have been

    Hello!!!

    could someone explain to me what are the differences between these two sentences?


    1. They have married for 20 years.
    2. They have been married for 20 years.


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    #2

    Re: Have and have been

    "They have been married for 20 years" means they have been in a state of matrimony (marriage) for 20 years.

    The other sentence means nothing.

    ~R

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