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Is there any way to use ''been'' without using either ''have'' or ''had''.
plz give explations with some examples.................
[ THANX IN ADVANCE ]
Been is a past participle, and past participles can act as adjectives, but I can't seem to recall ever having seen or heard been used as such. Been, however, does occur without HAVE in elliptical structures and in informal contracted forms:
Been there, done that.
=> (I have) been there (and have) done that).
Never been kissed.
=> (Someone has) never been kissed.
=> should've been
=> could've been
=> would've been