He has/had been blue.

alaaweeshy

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Dear teacher

I have a question that made me fell in big confused which is

He has/had been blue' is not possible. (Unless somebody has been painted another colour.

The first one is past perfect
But the second part I can't know what is it

Past perfect or passive

And why ???

Thanks alot

Alaa
 

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Re: Example which confused me

Dear teacher

I have a question that [STRIKE]made[/STRIKE]makes me [STRIKE]fell[/STRIKE] feel [STRIKE]in big[/STRIKE] very confused which is

He has/had been blue' is not possible. (Unless somebody has been painted another colour.)

No, he has not been painted a blue colour. "To be blue" is a colour idiom meaning "to be sad".

"He has been blue." means he has been sad for a while and still is.

"He had been blue." means he was sad in the past but not now.
 
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Re: Example which confused me

Welcome to the forum, alaaweeshy.

Please note that I have changed your thread title.

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The first one is past perfect. No - it's present perfect.

But [STRIKE]the second part I can't know what is it[/STRIKE]
I don't know what the second part is - past perfect or passive. It's past perfect.

And why? [STRIKE]??[/STRIKE] (Use only one question mark.)

Thanks a lot (two words).


Please note my corrections to your post.
 
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alaaweeshy

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Re: Example which confused me

Welcome to the forum, alaaweeshy.

Please note that I have changed your thread title.

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Please note my corrections to your post.

Dear teacher

Thank you so much for your correction.

The second part of my question is.

Unless somebody has been painted another colour.

I'm wonder if this sentence is present perfect or its passive.
I'm really tend that it is passive of present perfect, but I couldn't change it to its active, so it makes me feel in a big confused dear.

With my best regards

Alaaweeshy
 
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