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    mansnair is offline Newbie
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    Unhappy `Remaining'

    Hello,

    An article contained the sentence, "The school, which had been remaining closed for 10 years, started functioning"

    Now, there is a dispute over the usage "had been remaining", with a group suggesting that it should have been "was remaining".

    Please advise whether "had been remaining" in this context is correct or not.

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    Re: `Remaining'

    Quote Originally Posted by mansnair View Post
    Hello,

    An article contained the sentence, "The school, which had been remaining closed for 10 years, started functioning"

    Now, there is a dispute over the usage "had been remaining", with a group suggesting that it should have been "was remaining".

    Please advise whether "had been remaining" in this context is correct or not.

    Regards
    MN
    I disagree with both!

    The school, which had remained closed for 10 years, re-opened.
    The school, which had been closed for 10 years, ......
    The school, which (closed in 1999 and) remained closed for 10 years, ........

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