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    be in trouble with

    He's in trouble with the police. (the meaning is clear)
    He's been in trouble with the police.
    Could anybody explain the difference to me ?
    (instructions urgently needed)
    Thanks.

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    Re: be in trouble with

    Quote Originally Posted by yuhan View Post
    He's in trouble with the police. (the meaning is clear)
    He's been in trouble with the police.
    Could anybody explain the difference to me ?
    (instructions urgently needed)
    Thanks.
    The difference is essentially past and present tense.

    (Present) He's in trouble with the police.
    (Past) He's been in trouble with the police.

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