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    have been awash





    The American media have been awash in coverage of the attack on the three Pakistani girls, and on the fate of the courageous girlís education advocate, young Malala.

    Source: The American 'heroes' who killed three children in Afghanistan



    Isn't the underlined part in state of Present Perfect Continuous? Donít we need a verb after have been?

    Present Perfect Continuous Tense

    awash is adj - definition in American English Dictionary - Cambridge Dictionary Online

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    Re: have been awash

    Predicate adjectives follow linking verbs.

    He is blue. "Blue" is an adjective. "Is" is a linking verb.

    If it said "the media are awash" it would be the same thing. Subject - present tense linking verb - adjective.

    Here, it's "have been" instead of "are," but that's just another form of "to be."

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    Re: have been awash

    Please resume stating that you are not a teacher...yet.
    Why do you have these words in your signature, Odessa?

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    Re: have been awash

    Quote Originally Posted by 5jj View Post
    Why do you have these words in your signature, Odessa?




    I am so sorry! They have been deleted.

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