Student or Learner
Should I use have been or had been in this sentence? Thanks.
Until the appearance of the new director general in June 2006, the members of the board had been/ have been conflicting with each other, engaging in endless inner quarrels which lasted for years…
Could this be changed- something like appointment would work better IMO- appearance suggests they just turned up rather than got the job through a struggle, so maybe something like new director general finally secured the position could work.Until the appearance of the new director general