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    Had been absent.

    Is it correct to use had been absent to mean I was absent for longtime in past and now I am back. I am providing context below.

    "You are aware of my illness owing to which I had been absent for longtime."

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    Re: Had been absent.

    Quote Originally Posted by sdpegasus View Post
    Is it correct to use 'had been absent' to mean I was absent for a long time in ​the past and now I am back. I am providing context below.

    "You are aware of my illness owing to which I had been absent for longtime."
    'You are aware that I have been absent for a long time owing to illness.'

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