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    Have been/Has been?

    Hello, I would like to know: What is the meaning of have been and has been?
    I think that have been and has been are related to the present perfect, because "been" is the past tense of "be".
    Am I right?


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    Re: Have been/Has been?

    'Been' is the third form (past participle) of BE, not the past tense. The past-tense forms of BE are 'was' and 'were'. The present perfect of BE is constructed with the present simple forms of HAVE ('have' and 'has') and 'been'.


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