Results 1 to 2 of 2

Thread: is or has been?


    • Join Date: Jul 2005
    • Posts: 928
    #1

    is or has been?

    Hi,

    could you please tell me which of these sentences is better and why:

    The company has been operating an office in London since 2001.
    The company operates an office in London since 2001.

    Can both be used or not?

    Many thanks.

    Hanka

  1. Key Member
    Other
    • Member Info
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • England
      • Current Location:
      • England

    • Join Date: Feb 2005
    • Posts: 2,585
    #2

    Re: is or has been?

    Hello Hanka

    Only the first is correct.

    You need a tense that focuses on an action in the recent past that continues into the present. That tense is the present perfect!

    MrP

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •