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    has been/is

    This has been university of D. daily news.

    Why there is "has been" in this sentence?

    Is it incorrect to write the sentence -"This is university of D. daily news."

    Please explain. Thank you. jkl

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    Re: has been/is

    Both are fine, but the original means, something like, you have just now been listening to/watching University D's daily news.


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    Re: has been/is

    ...and "This is university of D. daily news." is the first sentence that would be said when the news begins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Excalibur View Post
    ...and "This is university of D. daily news." is the first sentence that would be said when the news begins.

    Actually it is an e-news (electronic news). This news gets posted online Monday to Friday.

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    Re: has been/is

    'has been' is the present perfect which is used to reference something that took place in the past but with no time expression as the time is either unimportant or unknown.

    'is' is the present simple tense.

    It is common for broadcasters to use the present perfect when their broadcast is finished.

    Another example is 'You have been listening to'.

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