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    few questions

    While looking at the pre-op photos I couldnít imagine how uncomfortable it must have been for her to smile in public.

    If this event happened in the past it's "have been" rather than "Had been" correct?

    As I prepare to transition from college to the next chapter in my life, I am excited to undertake the training needed to begin my professional career.

    Is there a better sounding vocab to replace the words "proffessional career?"

    any help is appreciated!

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    Re: few questions

    While looking at the pre-op photos I couldn’t imagine how uncomfortable it must have been for her to smile in public.

    If this event happened in the past it's "have been" rather than "Had been" correct?

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    The pattern is:
    must/could/should/etc. + have been
    modal + have been is the right pattern regardless of the tense.


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    Re: few questions

    'Have been' is not a tense form in 'must have been'. It has nothing to do with the present/past perfect tense. This perfect infinitive form serves to express the idea of priority.

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