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    There have been people who are intelligent.

    "There have been a lot of people in the world who were or are intelligent? Or who have been intelligent?"

    Please check.

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    Re: There have been people who are intelligent.

    Why complicate matters? ​There have been a lot of intelligent people in the world.

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    Re: There have been people who are intelligent.

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    Why complicate matters? ​There have been a lot of intelligent people in the world.
    But I would also like to know that which one is fine with have been "are or were or have been"? Please answer this please.

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    Re: There have been people who are intelligent.

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    But I would also like to know that which one is fine with have been "are or were or have been"? Please answer this please.
    I would also like to know which tense is acceptable/correct - "are", "were" (,) or "have been".

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    Re: There have been people who are intelligent.

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    I would also like to know which tense is acceptable/correct - "are", "were" (,) or "have been".
    But I would also like to know that which tense is acceptable "are", "were" or "have been"? Please answer this please.

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    Re: There have been people who are intelligent.

    Why not have a guess, tufguy. You should know the meaning and usage of all those terms by now. Have a try.

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    Re: There have been people who are intelligent.

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    Why not have a guess, tufguy. You should know the meaning and usage of all those terms by now. Have a try.
    "There have been a lot of people in the world, who have been intelligent?"

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    Re: There have been people who are intelligent.

    There have been a lot people in the world who are endowed with intelligence and wit.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: There have been people who are intelligent.

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    There have been a lot people in the world who are endowed with intelligence and wit.
    Okay, so we have to use "are".

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    Re: There have been people who are intelligent.

    That depends on whether they are still in the world.
    There have been a lot people in the world who are no longer in the world. These people are no longer endowed with intelligence and wit, even if they once were. Shakespeare is an example. When he was in the world, he was endowed with these things.
    "There have been a lot people in the world who were endowed with intelligence and wit when they were alive."

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