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    #1

    I would like to ask about "perfect participle".

    Hi, teachers.
    Please see the below sentence especially the underlined part.

    Having been with the company for five years and done everything that was asked of him,
    Mr. Watson believes he deserves a promotion.

    If I change the underlined part into the clause,

    is "as he has been with the company for five years" right or "as he was with the company for five years"

    I would like to ask which tense would be correct and the use of 'as' is fine?

    Thank you in advance.

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    #2

    Re: I would like to ask about "perfect participle".

    The use of 'as' is fine.

    "
    As he has been with the company for five years..." is correct, because he is still with the company. (I would continue '...and has done everything...')

    "As he was with the company for five years..." is wrong because the past tense means he no longer works there.



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