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    Red face the difference between

    Hi!! My name is gaby and I would like to know the difference between :
    I had been here and I have ...: Well, present perfect and past perfect.

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    Re: the difference between

    Present perfect relates a past time to the present time:

    I have been standing here for an hour. (and I still am standing here now)
    I have never been to Texas. (and still have not been there)

    Past perfect relates one past time to another past time:

    I had been standing here for an hour when the train finally arrived.
    I had never been to Texas when Uncle George invited me to his ranch.


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    Re: the difference between

    Can you tell me about your experience as a teacher in china?

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