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    English Grammar

    How it's correct to spell?
    1. "Since 2005 Mr. Hayse has the position of Head of IT Department/is Head of IT Department"
    or
    2. "Since 2005 Mr Hayse has been Head of IT Department"?
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    Re: English Grammar

    Choice #2 is correct. The past perfect tense shows something that began in the past and continues into the present. By the way, I think his name is spelled "Hayes."


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    Re: English Grammar

    Quote Originally Posted by mykwyner View Post
    Choice #2 is correct. The past perfect tense shows something that began in the past and continues into the present.
    I think you meant to say, "present perfect", right, M?

    But even here, you have to be careful because the present perfect doesn't always do that.

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    Re: English Grammar

    Oops! It certainly is the present perfect. I wouldn't want to be considered a had-been in the English grammar field. Thanks, RK.

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