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    When English-Language using been

    Hello,
    I need your helps and I hope that you going to help me :) By the way i don't know or topic name is well :)

    So, my problems is that i don't know when english language need use BEEN.
    I know as need use have/has been or present simple
    Example is below.

    Twenty-one people never been broke as ****

    **** There had be bad word :|||
    I saw this comment on youtube and i dont know why that man used BEEN :)
    Help me thank you so much :)
    I have been waiting your help :)

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    Re: When English-Language using been

    The man used "been" in a non-standard way. He may be from the American South, since such usage is quite popular there. In standard English the sentence would read

    Twenty-one people have never been broke as ****

    It's better for a learner not to speak like that man. (And I don't mean the swearword! )

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    #3

    Re: When English-Language using been

    Thank you so much...

    I corrected this post
    Last edited by JustAlilBit; 19-May-2011 at 21:09.

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    #4

    Re: When English-Language using been

    Quote Originally Posted by JustAlilBit View Post
    Thank you young nigga so much :D (I am joking)
    This is unacceptable.

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    #5

    Re: When English-Language using been

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    This is unacceptable.
    Completely unacceptable!

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    #6

    Re: When English-Language using been

    I been writing this letter (I SAW THIS SENTENCE AT YouTube - ‪NoBody wanna see us together- AkoN fT.‬‏ First line)

    It should be "I have been writing this letter?"

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    Re: When English-Language using been

    Quote Originally Posted by JustAlilBit View Post
    I been writing this letter (I SAW THIS SENTENCE AT YouTube - ‪NoBody wanna see us together- AkoN fT.‬‏ First line)

    It should be "I have been writing this letter?"
    It's acceptable informally in speech in many dialects, and in popular songs; it is not generally accepted as standard English, as BC said.

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