I have always been confused between the usage of "Being" and "To be". (space required here) For instance, in the following examples which
onwone should I use.
A friend has come to my house.
a)Thanks for being here. (Space required here.) (I assume that it has the same meaning as "Thanks for coming").
b)Thanks to be here.
2)That friend is leaving.
a)It was great having you here.
b)It has been great having you here.
I would really appreciate any opinions.
Student or Learner