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    Usage of has been and waa

    1- Up until now, there was a lack of Turing-complete smart contract capabilities, but Rootstock will alleviate these concerns.


    2- I started in the DA office as an assistant and until now I ​was a special prison prosecutor.

    3- Until now I have been/was there with my friend.


    Hi teachers, I found the first two sentences in news articles. I always use present perfect tense with "until now" but after seeing this I am quite confused. 'Was' or 'has been': which one is more appropriate in this kind context?


    I asked a ssimilar question on this forum. https://forum.wordreference.com/thre...#post-17080885
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    Re: Usage of has been and waa

    The first sentence is wrong. It should be "has been" instead of "was".

    In sentence two, "was" should be replaced with "have been".

    I think sentence three is a made up sentence. Nevertheless, "has been" should be preferred.

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    Re: Usage of has been and waa

    Quote Originally Posted by subhajit123 View Post
    until now I ​was a special prison prosecutor.
    Has your job changed?

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    Re: Usage of has been and waa

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    Has your job changed?
    Yes.

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    Re: Usage of has been and waa

    I would say I was a special prison prosecutor until + end date for job.

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