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    Unhappy Usage of "been"

    Dear Teacher,

    My problem is that, I am not yet sure, how and when to use word "been" in the present sentences. I will be really thankful to a person who responds to this query and help me to sort out this dilemma soon.

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    Re: Usage of "been"

    Not a Teacher

    "Been" when used with a verb changes the verb to continous tense. It indicates that the action was/is happening to the time indicated.

    Eg. I had been playing until it started to rain. (past continuous)

    I have been playing for the last one hour. (present continuous)

    I hope this makes it clear for you.


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    #3

    Re: Usage of "been"

    Quote Originally Posted by saniaraj View Post
    Dear Teacher,

    My problem is that, I am not yet sure, how and when to use word "been" in the present sentences. I will be really thankful to a person who responds to this query and help me to sort out this dilemma soon.
    Provide some sentences in which you have problems so that we can help you in a better way.
    Regards!
    Dawood


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    Re: Usage of "been"

    Quote Originally Posted by Nain View Post
    Not a Teacher

    "Been" when used with a verb changes the verb to continous tense. It indicates that the action was/is happening to the time indicated.

    Eg. I had been playing until it started to rain. (past continuous)

    I have been playing for the last one hour. (present continuous)

    I hope this makes it clear for you.

    A big thanks to you for responding to my query so soon. I got the point of your wonderful explanation. Hopefully, we keep sharing our thoughts and problem in the days to come as well.

    Thanks again,

    Saniaraj

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