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    It has been an honor

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

    I understand with has been we use "ing" form of verb. Why not in above we used the 'ing" Is to "to be" sentence?

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    Re: It has been an honor

    You can say either 'It has been an honor and a privilege to play cricket for my country' or 'Playing cricket for my country has been an honor and a privilege'.
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    Re: It has been an honor

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    You can say either 'It has been an honor and a privilege to play cricket for my country' or 'Playing cricket for my country has been an honor and a privilege'.
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    My doubt was that with present perfect tense we use ...ing form of verb (like playing). But I understand the above sentence is present perfect and we have not used that rule. Please clarify.

    I understand both honor and privilege are noun. Am I correct?

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    Re: It has been an honor

    Quote Originally Posted by Anil Giria View Post
    ... with present perfect tense we use ...ing form of verb (like playing).
    'It is an honor and a privilege to have been playing cricket for my country.'
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    Re: It has been an honor

    There is no rule about using the -ing form with the present perfect. Where did you get that impression? You can use the -ing form to construct the present perfect continuous, I have been playing cricket for many years, but that is a fifferent matter,

    Honor and privilege are indeed nouns.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 25-Jul-2015 at 08:02. Reason: Fixing typo.

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    Re: It has been an honor

    Quote Originally Posted by Piscean View Post
    There is no rule about using the -ing form with the present perfect. Where did you get that impression? You can use the -ing form to construct the present perfect continuous, I have been playing cricket for many years, but that is a fifferent matter,

    Honor and privilege are indeed nouns.
    Agreed, by mistake I have written present perfect. My question was:

    'It has been an honor and a privilege to play cricket for my country'.

    The above sentence is present perfect continuous (as has been is used) then why not we have used "..ing form of verb"

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    Re: It has been an honor

    '(Subject) have been something' is the present perfect.
    '(Subject) have been doing something' is the present perfect continuous.
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    Re: It has been an honor

    Quote Originally Posted by Anil Giria View Post

    'It has been an honor and a privilege to play cricket for my country'.

    The above sentence is present perfect continuous (as has been is used) then why not we have used "..ing form of verb"
    It is not present perfect continuous.

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    Re: It has been an honor

    You keep saying "It has been a pleasure" is the present perfect continuous. It's not. It's just the present perfect. It's not possible to phrase your specific idea in the present perfect continuous. Perhaps you are confused by the use of the word "playing" after "a pleasure".

    "It has been a pleasure playing cricket for my country" is not the same verb usage as "It has been working OK until today".

    It is a pleasure ... (simple present)
    It was a pleasure ... (simple past)
    It has been a pleasure ... (present perfect)
    It had been a pleasure ... (past perfect)

    Some verbs, of course, can be put into the present perfect continuous.

    It is raining. (Present continuous)
    It was raining. (Simple past continuous)
    It has been raining. (Present perfect continuous)
    It had been raining. (Past perfect continuous)
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: It has been an honor

    Quote Originally Posted by Anil Giria View Post

    'It has been an honor and a privilege to play cricket for my country'.

    Why not we have used can't we use the "..ing" form of the verb?
    We can if we invert the sentence. See my post #2.

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