Usage of has been and waa

subhajit123

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2- I started in the DA office as an assistant and until now I ​was a special prison prosecutor.

3- Until now I have been/was there with my friend.


Hi teachers, I found the first two sentences in news articles. I always use present perfect tense with "until now" but after seeing this I am quite confused. 'Was' or 'has been': which one is more appropriate in this kind context?


I asked a ssimilar question on this forum. https://forum.wordreference.com/threads/usage-of-has-been-and-was.3369349/#post-17080885
 
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The first sentence is wrong. It should be "has been" instead of "was".

In sentence two, "was" should be replaced with "have been".

I think sentence three is a made up sentence. Nevertheless, "has been" should be preferred.
 

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I would say I was a special prison prosecutor until + end date for job.
 
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