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    What is the difference between these two sentences ?

    Dear teachers,

    What is the difference between these two sentences ?

    Finally he got a new job which he HAS been doing for the past two years.

    Finally he got a new job which he HAD been doing for the past two years.

    Thanks.

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    Re: What is the difference between these two sentences ?

    The first sentence makes sense as it stands, and means that he is still employed in that new job.
    The second sentence does not make sense as it stands. It can only form the first part of a sentence saying what happened next. For example: "Finally, he got a new job, which he had been doing for the past two years when he was abruptly sacked last week."

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    Re: What is the difference between these two sentences ?

    Quote Originally Posted by duiter View Post
    Dear teachers,

    What is the difference between these two sentences ?

    Finally he got a new job which he HAS been doing for the past two years.

    Finally he got a new job which he HAD been doing for the past two years.

    Thanks.
    As usual, context is key, but my reaction to the statements at face value is that neither sentence makes sense. How can the job be "new" if he has been doing it for two years? Do they mean that the "new job" is at a new company?

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    Re: What is the difference between these two sentences ?

    Suggestion for a better thread title: Finally he got a new job.

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