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    meaning- have been.....

    Man's voice: Oh, good morning. I want to warn you about a bomb...

    Henry: A bomb? Where? Hello! We've been cut off. Operator! Operator! Operator!

    Here, I didn't understand , why HAVE BEEN CUT OFF is used? We have been cut off is a complete sentence?? Why not " have been cutting off or are cutting off' ?

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    Re: meaning- have been.....


    The use of present perfect here indicates an action completed in the very recent past (with present significance). The act of cutting off is sudden, so it wouldn't be in a continuous tense.

    I hope this helps.


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