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    Was/have been/had been

    I was wondering which of the following sentences are properly. During conversation this is hard to make a quick choice. I would be glad for an explain of their usage.

    "Kate was riding her bike yesterday "
    " Kate rode her bike yesterday "
    " Kate has been ridden her bike yesterday "
    " Kate had been ridden her bike yesterday "

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    Re: Was/have been/had been

    The first two are OK. The second two are incorrect. It's "has been riding" and "had been riding", not "ridden".

    She rode her bike yesterday.
    She was riding her bike when I saw her.
    She has been riding her bike for three hours.
    She had been riding her bike for three hours when the front wheel fell off.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Was/have been/had been

    Thanks, you've clarified me somewhat. I've got one more question: Sentence "She has been riding her bike for three hours" means that she has just done it, or she's still doing it, right? How our receiver would know which one is true?

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    Re: Was/have been/had been

    It means she is still riding her bike.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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