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    #1

    better use of 'Been'

    Hi!

    Please tell me which one of the under written sentences is better and also explain why:

    1. This has been erroneously been typed.

    or

    2. This has erroneously been typed.


    Thank you.


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    Re: better use of 'Been'

    Quote Originally Posted by nekbyte View Post
    Hi!

    Please tell me which one of the under written sentences is better and also explain why:

    1. This has been erroneously been typed.

    or

    2. This has erroneously been typed.


    Thank you.
    This has been typed erroneously.
    This has been mistyped.


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    Re: better use of 'Been'

    Thank you for so quick response.I mistyped it acutally

    But i specifically want to know about the use of 'BEEN'

    My question was that if we use BEEN before ERRONEOUSLY, that is better like this:

    This has been erroneously typed.

    OR

    If we use ERRONEOUSLY before BEEN, that is better like this:

    This has erroneously been typed.

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: better use of 'Been'

    This has been typed erroneously.

    ('This has been erroneously typed' is also possible, but sounds less natural to my ear. 'This has erroneously been typed' means 'It should have been hand-written/chiselled in granite/whatever... - someone made the mistake of typing it'. )

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    Last edited by BobK; 16-Apr-2009 at 18:29. Reason: Fix typo

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