How come car fax says/states that there have been/were two owners for/to/of the car and you(dealership) are telling me otherwise?
The car is being sold online through ebay.com
Which would a native speaker use?
Last edited by B45; 07-Apr-2014 at 22:23.
You could use 'were (two owners)', but 'have been' is better.
'...two owners of the car...'
Yes, you are correct.
Last edited by Rover_KE; 07-Apr-2014 at 22:31. Reason: Deleting unnecessary quote.
As the dealership wants there to be a third owner, the present perfect works better- they're thinking of the past and the present (selling it).