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    present perfect tense?

    I read this in a book

    "I have been away on holidays and I have just returned to the office"

    Why did the writer use "have been away" and not "was on holidays?

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    Re: present perfect tense?

    Because his absence extended up to the moment of speaking, or very shortly before that.

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