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  1. Key Member
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    #1

    Been

    Hi guys,

    When we talk about non living things, is it necessary to use "Been", in these kind of following sentences(I hope we can use "Following" like this).

    "His id has been termed or The funds have been exhausted"

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    Re: Been

    Yes, 'been' is used with non-living things.
    "The funds have been exhausted" is a correct sentence.

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    Re: Been

    "His id has been termed" makes no sense at all.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #4

    Re: Been

    OK so, his coverage has been termed.

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    #5

    Re: Been

    Do you mean 'his insurance coverage has been terminated'?

    Not a teacher.

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