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    IrwinBats is offline Newbie
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    Smile Need help in the usage

    Guys, I need to know when to use be, become, or able, in a sentence?

    I wish to know also when to use has been, have been, or had been in a sentence? What are their differences from has + (past participle of the verb), have + (past participle of the verb), had + (past participle of the verb) in the usage in a sentence?

    Your help here is greatly appreciated.

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    Default Re: Need help in the usage

    Your question is a challenging one, but also fiendishly difficult to answer in just a few words. I suggest you give us some examples you seem to be having trouble with.

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    Default Re: Need help in the usage

    Quote Originally Posted by IrwinBats View Post
    Guys, I need to know when to use be, become, or able, in a sentence?
    be - Definition from Longman English Dictionary Online
    become - Definition from Longman English Dictionary Online
    able - Definition from Longman English Dictionary Online

    I wish to know also when to use has been, have been, or had been in a sentence? What are their differences from has + (past participle of the verb), have + (past participle of the verb), had + (past participle of the verb) in the usage in a sentence?

    Your help here is greatly appreciated.
    Has/have been are part of the same tense: present perfect.
    e.g. He/She/It has been to Europe three times.
    I/You/We/They have been to Europe three times.
    More about present perfect: ENGLISH PAGE - Present Perfect

    Had been is part of the past perfect tense. Had + past participle doesnít change. Itís the same for all persons.
    e.g. When I arrived, they had had dinner.
    More about past perfect: ENGLISH PAGE - Past Perfect

    Hope that helps.

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