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    When one would use "Is been"?

    Dear Sir/ Madam,

    My query is that when one would use " is been" and on what condition? As, I often come across a sentence or two where "is been" is being used in the following manner, for instance, 1) It's been raining outside. 2) It's been great pleasure to be here. Can you clarify me, as to how these two above mentioned sentences are different from 1) It's raining outside 2) It's great pleasure to be here.

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    Saniaraj


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    Re: When one would use "Is been"?

    it's - it is

    but the contraction can also be : it has

    we know which, because 'been' follows it, to make the present perfect tense:

    1) It has been raining outside. 2) It has been a great pleasure to be here.

    Can you clarify me, as to how these two above mentioned sentences are different from

    Notice that it is present tense
    1) It is raining outside -
    2) It is a great pleasure to be here.

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    Re: When one would use "Is been"?

    Quote Originally Posted by saniaraj View Post
    Dear Sir/ Madam,

    My query is that when one would use " is been" and on what condition? As, I often come across a sentence or two where "is been" is being used in the following manner, for instance, 1) It's been raining outside. 2) It's been great pleasure to be here. Can you clarify me, as to how these two above mentioned sentences are different from 1) It's raining outside 2) It's great pleasure to be here.

    Warm regards,

    Saniaraj
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    Sania:

    1) It's raining outside.
    2) It's great pleasure to be here.
    In both the above sentences "it's" stands for "it is" and both are in present perfect tense which denotes that a certain action is happening at this very moment. It does not give any further information.

    1) It's been raining outside.
    2) It's been great pleasure to be here.
    In the examples you have mentioned, "it's" is a contracted form of "it has". "Been" is never used with "is". These sentences are in present continous tense indicating that these actions have been happening for some time now.

    I hope this make it a little more clearer to you.



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    Re: When one would use "Is been"?

    I think Nain has made a kind of typo - the tenses are the other way round.
    (You know what you are going to say, but become so busy typing, it doesn't always come out the way it is in one's head.)

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    Re: When one would use "Is been"?

    Is-was-been.

    are-were-been.
    Been is past participle form of 'is 'and 'are' .
    Has/havebroken-has/have been broken.(passive voice)

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