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    Been .. when & how to?

    Hi,
    I'm a new member. And I'm very happy to find this site

    please explain the word of ( been ) for me ..
    When must we use it? and How to do?

    Thanks

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    Smile Re: Been .. when & how to?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sular View Post
    Hi,
    I'm a new member. And I'm very happy to find this site

    please explain the word of ( been ) for me ..
    When must we use it? and How to do?

    Thanks
    You will never see been as a single word, it's always used in a verb phrase (been is the past participle of the verb be):

    1. in active voice sentences with perfect tenses used [have/has/had + been]:

    I have been here for ages.
    She has been in New York ever since she changed her job.
    We have been working on this project for a fortnight now.

    Natan had been to Rome twice before he went there for the third time.

    2. in passive voice sentences with perfect tenses used [have/has/had +been + verb-en]:

    They have been sacked.
    Pat has been arrested.
    I had been interviewed many times before I got that job.



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    Re: Been .. when & how to?

    Thank you so much, brother

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