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    the difference between 'was' and 'has been'

    i am always confused about the usage of 'was' and 'has been'.

    i don't know which one of the following is correct...

    he was told his promotion is soon confirmed by the senior management
    OR
    he has been told his promotion is soon confirmed by the senior management

    the meetings were rescheduled to next week
    OR
    the meetings have been rescheduled to next week
    Last edited by winchan; 30-Sep-2010 at 05:10. Reason: bhaisahab suggested that i shall write some sentences, so that i can get somebody's comments

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    Re: the difference between 'was' and 'has been'

    Quote Originally Posted by winchan View Post
    I am always confused about the usage of 'was' and 'has been'. Please help! win
    Try writing some sentences showing how you think they should be used, and somebody will help you with them.

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