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    "had been"&"have being"

    e.g.
    I have been UK 3 years ago.
    I have being UK 3years.

    Pls points me which one is correct,if anyone who can help me,thanks

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    Re: "had been"&"have being"

    Quote Originally Posted by aaron wong View Post
    e.g.
    I have been UK 3 years ago.
    I have being UK 3years.

    Pls points me which one is correct,if anyone who can help me,thanks
    Neither.

    We do not normally use a present perfect when the action/state referred to is located clearly in the past.

    So - I was in the UK 3 years ago.

    I have being is not a possible construction in English.

    If you are talking about a period begun in the past and extending up to the present, then the present perfect is fine:

    I have been in the UK for 3 years.

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