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    has been ill, but is fine now

    Sara's been quite ill, but she's fine now.

    This sentence comes from MACMILLAN (fine).

    My questions is: If we say 'Sara was quite ill, but she's fine now', is there any difference between the two sentences?

    Could I ask native English teachers to help me please? Thank you in advance.

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    Re: has been ill, but is fine now

    Hi joham

    Both are OK, but the second one is kind of redundant because the simple past verb 'was' says it all: She was ill, but not any more. The implication here is that she is better now.


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