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    Doing things

    Hi guys,

    Can we say "You have been in practice in doing all these thing".

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    #2

    Re: Doing things

    No, and I can't quite guess what you mean.
    Can you say what you want to say using other words?
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #3

    Re: Doing things

    Do you mean 'You have been practising doing all these things'?

    Not a teacher.

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    #4

    Re: Doing things

    "My friend has been teaching for 4 years. He has become perfect in that because he has been in practice in teaching for 4 years".

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    #5

    Re: Doing things

    It may be better to say 'he has been in practice as a teacher for four years.'

    Not a teacher.

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    #6

    Re: Doing things

    Say 'My friend has been a teacher for four years'.

    (I was a teacher for 40 years and never became 'perfect' at it.)

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    #7

    Re: Doing things

    I think the OP wants to know the usage of 'in practice'.
    Is it correct to say 'my friend as a teacher has been in practice for four years'?

    Not a teacher.

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    #8

    Re: Doing things

    Being 'in practice' is more commonly used for medical or legal professionals:

    'Phil Macavity has been in practice at his dental surgery for 20 years.'
    'In 1998 I was in practice as a paralegal at Cheetham, Screwham and Robb.'

    The verbal form 'practise' (BE spelling) is even more common:

    'Ivor Bunyan is a practising podiatrist for the NHS.'
    'My sister has practised as a barrister since being called to the bar five years ago.'

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    #9

    Re: Doing things

    I have owned my veterinary practice for 20 years.
    I have been in private practice for 20 years.
    I have practiced veterinary medicine for 20 years.

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