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    #1

    The banner has been displayed for a long time.

    A banner has been diplasyed for a while and it has been took off.
    The banner was no more displaying there. Do we use past perfect or simple past?

    The banner has been displayed for a long time.
    The banner was displayed for a long time already.

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    Re: The banner has been displayed for a long time.

    Quote Originally Posted by mampwamp View Post
    A banner has been diplayed for a while and it has been taken down.
    The banner was no more displaying there. Do we use past perfect or simple past?

    The banner has been displayed for a long time.
    The banner was displayed for a long time already.
    If it has been taken down, "The banner was displayed for a long time" is correct.
    Last edited by bhaisahab; 13-May-2014 at 15:27.

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