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    since the playground has been built, many children

    In the sentence, "Since the playground has been built, many children have enjoyed themselves here," what tense is 'has been built'?

    "Has been building" is present perfect continuous; "has been built" = present perfect passive?

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    Re: since the playground has been built, many children

    It is the present perfect passive, but I would use the simple past passive 'was built' instead.
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    Re: since the playground has been built, many children

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    but I would use the simple past passive 'was built' instead.
    Is it wrong to use the present perfect passive? Is there a guide that I can use to choose which type of tense is preferred over the other?

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    Re: since the playground has been built, many children

    The building of the playground happened before 'have enjoyed', so the simple past 'was built' should be used.
    Last edited by Matthew Wai; 27-Aug-2016 at 07:31.
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