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    what is that?

    Hello! Is someone can explain? It seems to me there is a mistake - What's has been your most frightening experience?
    Is that possible to use the verb- to be - and - have (has) been- in one question?

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    Re: what is that?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ruda View Post
    Hello! Is there someone here who can explain this to me? It seems to me there is a mistake - "What's has been your most frightening experience?"
    Is that it possible to use the verbs "to be" and "to have" or "has been" in one question?
    Welcome to the forum.

    You're right. There's a typo. It should say either:

    What's been your most frightening experience?
    What has been your most frightening experience?

    However, your question was wrong. You asked if "to be" and "to have" can be used in the same sentence. They weren't (in your example). "What's been" is a contraction of "What has been". "What's" can be a contraction of "What is", "What has" and even "What does".

    Please note my corrections above.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.


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