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    #1

    it's been and it was

    1) "I've got to tell you that it's been nice doing business with him."

    OR

    2) "I've got to tell you that it was nice doing business with him."

    Correct me if I'm wrong. For me 2) sounds more like a one-time deal, whereas 1) tells me that it was nice doing business with him and I might want to have business with him in the future?

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    #2

    Re: it's been and it was

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    1) "I've got to tell you that it's been nice doing business with him."

    OR

    2) "I've got to tell you that it was nice doing business with him."

    Correct me if I'm wrong. For me 2) sounds more like a one-time deal, whereas 1) tells me that it was nice doing business with him and I might want to have business with him in the future?
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    As for sentence #2, it would normally be said when talking about doing business with him in the past; sentence #1 is more of an emphasis on the process of doing business with him up to the present. In either case, the possibility of your doing business with him in the future is not explicitly stated - you might or you might not do businness with him again.

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