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    be/have been

    I would like to know the difference in the meaning between "1" and "2".
    1. My cat died today. I'm really sad.
    2. My cat died today. I've been really sad.

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    Re: be/have been

    Quote Originally Posted by wowenglish1 View Post
    I would like to know the difference in the meaning between "1" and "2".
    1. My cat died today. I'm really sad.
    2. My cat died today. I've been really sad.
    #1 You are still sad.
    #2 You have been sad up to this moment or until quite recently, but we don't know if you are still sad.

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