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    Present perfect

    Hello !

    Could i say " Hey,i saw that you haven't forgetten your ex girlfriend...it's time to move on." ?

    And if i'm waiting for someone ( somebody?),and now that he is here,should i say :

    "I had been waiting for you for 1 hour."
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    "I have waited for you for 1 hour."
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    Re: Present perfect

    If you want to risk losing/upsetting a friend, you can say: "i I saw see that you haven't forgetten your ex-girlfriend. i It's time to move on."

    And if i I'm waiting for someone/somebody,and now that he is here,spaceshould i I say :

    "I had been waiting for you for 1 hour." No. 'I have been waiting ...'
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    "I have waited for you for 1 hour." . The progressive form is far more likely.

    Please use a capital letter for the first person pronoun 'I'.

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    Re: Present perfect

    Thanks!

    But I thought that we had to use : 'I have been waiting ...' , when I'm still waiting for him. So when do I have to use "Had been" ?

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    Re: Present perfect

    Quote Originally Posted by Kco13 View Post
    Thanks!

    But I thought that we had to use : 'I have been waiting ...' , when I'm still waiting for him. No, not necessarily. So when do I have to use "Had been" ? "I had been waiting for you for an hour when I got a more interesting offer, so I left."
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    Re: Present perfect

    But some people say : "Has forgot". is it the same thing?
    I saw on internet :
    Should I leave him since I think he hasn't forgot about his ex?

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    Re: Present perfect

    Oh, i have an other question !

    I saw : she's got a new boyfriend and it been a month or two.

    's got = Has got = Has. The same thing? This is simple present,right?
    it been = it has been. Same thing? "Has" can be an option in the present perfect??

    Thanks!

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    Re: Present perfect

    Quote Originally Posted by Kco13 View Post
    But some people say : "Has forgot". is it the same thing?
    No. It's incorrect

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    Re: Present perfect

    Ok.

    Could you answer to my other questions please

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    Re: Present perfect

    Quote Originally Posted by Kco13 View Post
    Oh, i I have an other another question !

    I saw : she's got a new boyfriend and it been a month or two.

    's got = Has got = Has. The same thing? This is simple present,right?
    It is technically the present perfect of GET, but it can function in practice as an alternative present tense form of HAVE,
    it been = it has been. Same thing? "Has" can be an option in the present perfect?? No. That is not standard English. 'It's been' is the only possible contraction of 'it has been' in standard English.
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