Student or Learner
Please read the sentence:
He _____ from prison after serving two years of a five-year sentence.
a. has been released b. was released
I think both are correct. Is that right?
Looking forward to hearing from you.
Thank you in advance.
Raymott is right! It depends on the context:
1. You can use present perfect if you don`t know the time of the action or for a recently finished action:
e.g. He has been released from prison [unknown time of action or recently finished action]
2. You can use past tense if you know that the action was finished in the past : a week ago, a year ago, a month ago, yesterday,etc.:
e.g. He was released from prison last month.
As far as I`m concerned, I would use present perfect tense since the time of the action is not known.