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    You were rumored

    Hi guys,

    Please check.

    "You are/were rumored to be dating her".

    "You are/were rumored to have been dating her"

    "You are/were rumored to have dated her"

    Are these sentences correct? If yes then what are the exact meaning of these. Where and how to use these?

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    Re: You were rumored

    Yes- you are rumoured means the rumour is a current one. You were rumoured means the rumour is no longer going around. 1 means that the person is currently dating her and 2 & 3 means that the person dated her in the past.

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    Re: You were rumored

    Quote Originally Posted by tufguy View Post
    Hi guys,

    Please check.

    "You are/were rumored to be dating her".

    "You are/were rumored to have been dating her."

    "You are/were rumored to have dated her."

    Are these sentences correct? If yes, then what are the exact meaning​s of these them? Where and how to do we use these them?
    Tufguy, please look at my corrections. You continue to forget to put a closing punctuation mark at the end of every sentence. You have also been told countless times that "How to ...?" is not the correct way to construct a question.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: You were rumored

    Can "Have been dating" and "Have dated" be used with "Are". I think they can only be used with "were". Am I correct?. What is the difference between these two?

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    Re: You were rumored

    I am not a teacher.

    The choice between using 'are' or 'were' depends entirely on when the rumours were going around.

    'Have been dating' is something that has continued to the present, and 'have dated' is in the past. That doesn't necessarily mean that the rumours were in the past too. They could be current rumours about past events.

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