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    I have been happy

    I have been happy.

    I understand the following-

    1) This is present perfect tense (active). Please cinfirm.

    2) It means that I was happy recently. If not, please correct me.

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    #2

    Re: I have been happy

    It is the active present perfect, which refers to a duration from the past to the present in this sentence.

    I think you should have posted the link to your quoted sentence.
    https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/t...=1#post1200884
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    Re: I have been happy

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    It is the active present perfect, which refers to a duration from the past to the present in this sentence.

    I think you should have posted the link to your quoted sentence.
    https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/t...=1#post1200884

    I thought to post in the earlier thread but that thread was reached till 44, so just to avoid gutter thread, I posted it in the new thread.

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    Re: I have been happy

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    It is the active present perfect, which refers to a duration from the past to the present in this sentence.
    I understood. But generally the present perfect continuous refers the duration from the past to the present. For eg: I have been working there for last 2 years.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 14-Nov-2015 at 11:21. Reason: Fixed quote box

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    Re: I have been happy

    'I have worked here for the last two years' also refers to a duration from the past to the present.
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    Re: I have been happy

    I am happy.

    I have been happy.

    The first sentence means that I am happy presently and second sentence means that I was happy in the past and presently also I have happy. Am I correct?

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    Re: I have been happy

    I think you are right.
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    Re: I have been happy

    Quote Originally Posted by Anil Giria View Post

    [...] and second sentence means that I was happy in the past and presently also I have happy. Am I correct?
    Hello, Anil.

    I agree with Matthew, but 'I have happy' doesn't work.
    (It might have been a typo.)


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    Re: I have been happy

    Quote Originally Posted by tzfujimino View Post
    Hello, Anil.

    I agree with Matthew, but 'I have happy' doesn't work.
    (It might have been a typo.)

    It was typo. It should be "am". Thanks

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    Re: I have been happy

    I think 'I am still happy' works better than 'also I am happy' in this context.
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