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    Cool He was faster/ he's been faster

    Hello!

    We're playing a quiz game and one player answers faster than another. Giving the "winner" the point, can I say to the "loser", "sorry but he was faster than you"?

    Would it be better to say "he's been faster than you"?

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    Smile Re: He was faster/ he's been faster

    Quote Originally Posted by Will17 View Post
    Hello!

    We're playing a quiz game and one player answers faster than another. Giving the "winner" the point, can I say to the "loser", "sorry but he was faster than you"?

    Would it be better to say "he's been faster than you"?

    CHEERS
    Will
    ♥♦♣♠ NOT A TEACHER ♥♦♣♠
    Since you're talking about a past situation, you use the past simple tense in such a case.

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    Re: He was faster/ he's been faster

    Quote Originally Posted by engee30 View Post
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    Since you're talking about a past situation, you use the past simple tense in such a case.
    Actually, speakers use the simple tenses when stating a fact, present or past; i.e., he is/was faster than you; that's a fact.

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    Re: He was faster/ he's been faster

    ***Neither a teacher nor a native speaker.***

    I agree with "He was faster than you."

    Cheers!

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