...and you have always been.

ademoglu

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Hi,

You are too hard on yourself. You have always been.

Can I put 'always' between 'have' and 'been' or should I put it after the subject 'you'?

Thanks.
 

Rover_KE

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'You always have been' is more natural.
 

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However, it would be natural to say You have always been too hard on yourself.
 
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