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    Question about have been + adj

    Is this right to say " I have been ambitious to do sth."?

    Or should I add something like"... for XXX years"

    And , what's the difference between "I am ambitious to do" and "I have been ambitious to do"

    This question has tortured me for the whole day ... I'm going crazy!!

    I'll really appreciate your answer! Thx !

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    Re: Question about have been + adj

    Quote Originally Posted by sxchen36 View Post
    Is this right to say " I have been ambitious to do sth."?

    Or should I add something like"... for XXX years". "Have been" suggests that your ambition began sometime in the past, but to be more specific you could identify a period of time preceded by "for" or "since" etc.
    And , what's the difference between "I am ambitious to do" (right now) and "I have been ambitious to do" (from sometime in the past).

    This question has tortured me for the whole day ... I'm going crazy!! Calm down now. Take a deep breath and count to ten.
    I'll really appreciate your answer! Thx !
    b.
    Last edited by billmcd; 14-Jan-2012 at 02:38.

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    Re: Question about have been + adj

    Quote Originally Posted by billmcd View Post
    b.
    Thanks a lot !!!
    Unfortunately this is the first sentence of my Personal Statement for a university, and I've sent it to the Admission Committee... without awareness of this fault 5555……how poor my grammar is...
    At least I learn something from that, anyway
    Thanks again for your kind reply!~

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