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    I've obliged to my father's wish and been working on his incomplete book.

    I've obliged to my father's wish and been working on his incomplete book.

    Please point out any errors, and also tell me if 'have' should have preceded 'been'.

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    Re: I've obliged to my father's wish and been working on his incomplete book.

    "I've obliged to" is incorrect.

    I've fulfilled my father's wishes ...
    I've carried out my father's wishes ...

    It's OK to use "been" because the "I've" is close enough to it for the reader to realise it's "I've been working on ...".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: I've obliged to my father's wish and been working on his incomplete book.

    So, I can use I've been/have been/been. Right? [Here can I omit comma after 'so'? And, is it okay to use it after 'so'?]

    Thank you.

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