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    have been feeding the chickens as a answer to where have you been

    Hello,

    *self-made*

    Friend: Where have you been?

    Me: I have been feeding the chickens.

    I would like to ask if it is OK to use 'have been feeding' or should I use 'I was feeding the chickens'?

    Thanks.

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    #2

    Re: have been feeding the chickens as a answer to where have you been

    Both are acceptable, but because it is recent, the present perfect is better.

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    Re: have been feeding the chickens as a answer to where have you been

    In casual conversation, I'd just say 'Feeding the chickens'.

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    Re: have been feeding the chickens as a answer to where have you been

    Can I say that "the chickens were very huge size than before, because they have been feded by me"?

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    Re: have been feeding the chickens as a answer to where have you been

    Quote Originally Posted by Polyester View Post
    Can I say that "the chickens were very huge size than before, because they have been feded by me"?
    No. "Very huge size" is tautologous and ungrammatical. The present perfect of "to feed" is not "have been feded".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: have been feeding the chickens as a answer to where have you been

    What about this now?
    "the chickens were very bigger than before, because I have been to feed them"?

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    Re: have been feeding the chickens as a answer to where have you been

    The chickens were bigger because I fed them.

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