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    It has been

    It has been an Honor and Privilege to play cricket for my country. ( Cricketer said after retirement)


    My understanding is that we use has been for ongoing process i.e. still continuing. Why do we say like above after retirement.


    There are many other sentences like this.


    It has been nice working experience with you. ( after leaving the Job)


    Please clarify

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    Re: It has been

    NOT A TEACHER

    People often use the present perfect to talk about finished events or situations, especially if they see them as recent.
    If they wanted to talk about such at some later point, they'd normally use past tenses.

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    #3

    Re: It has been

    I agree with engee.

    Where are you finding these 'many other sentences', Anil Giria? The two you quoted are both ungrammatical.

    It has been an honor and a privilege to play cricket for my country. (A cricketer said after retirement.)

    It has been a nice working experience working with you. (After leaving the job.)

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    #4

    Re: It has been

    I understand " It has been a nice working experience with you" is a correct sentence and there is no need to interchange working and experience.

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    #5

    Re: It has been

    You can believe what you want to believe, but it's not a natural sentence and ems agrees with me.

    Most of us would say 'I've enjoyed working with you'.

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    #6

    Re: It has been

    You were right. I read the sentence again and your sentence is making more sense. Thanks

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