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    Verb tense

    Oprah Winfrey is / has been one of the best talk show hosts. In addition to that, her programs has been /were educational because everytime I watched it, I'v learned something.

    I think ''has been'' and ''were'' are correct. Am I wrong?

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    Re: Verb tense

    Arzgol, please note that Oprah Winfrey would have been a better thread title.

    I take it that the Oprah Winfrey Show has only just come to an end.

    In that case, has been is correct, but I'd say '...her programmes (BE spelling) have been educational' as they have only recently ended.

    Rover

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    Re: Verb tense

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Arzgol, please note that Oprah Winfrey would have been a better thread title.

    I take it that the Oprah Winfrey Show has only just come to an end.

    In that case, has been is correct, but I'd say '...her programmes (BE spelling) have been educational' as they have only recently ended.

    Rover
    Not a teacher only a native.

    Would you mind explaining to me what tense this is please. I've really being trying to brush up on my tense knowledge, but still hit brick walls sometimes.

    I'm confused over what tense the statement, 'Oprah has been one of the best talk show hosts', is. Could you please explain what tense this is and why?

    I have to go out now, for the last 10 minutes I have been writing and then deleting, trying to explain my confusion, however I wrote my thoughts, it just looked jumbled. So I'll end by simply asking is the statement present perfect?

    Thanks

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    Re: Verb tense

    So I'll end by simply asking 'Is the statement present perfect?'
    Yes, it is.

    Rover

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