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    existed and existing

    Hello guys,
    Is there a difference between these two words here:
    War has been existing forever.
    War has been existed forever.

    As far as I know we use the "past version" to make a passive sentence.
    I have been hunting. -> I'm the hunter (active).
    I have been hunted. -> I'm the prey (passive).

    I don't think that logic applies to the word "exist".
    What is your opinion?


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    Re: existed and existing

    Not a teacher.

    "Has been existed" is not grammatical.

    "War has existed forever." or "War has always existed" are more natural expressions.

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