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subhajit123

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Has been' or 'was': Which one should be used in the following contexr?

1- My father has been/was a good teacher of mathematics he can easily solve this problem.

Note:- My father is not a teacher anymore. He retired from teaching mathematics sometimes ago.
 
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I am not a teacher, but I would say WAS.

My father was a good teacher of mathematics. He can easily solve this problem.
 

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You should use 'was'.


The word 'father' seems to be missing from your sentence, which sounds like two sentences by the way.
 

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Or "used to be".

My father used to be a maths teacher. He can easily solve this problem.
 
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