Can you give a few examples of Have Been and Had Been?

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have been vs had been

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‘Have been’ is used when you started it in the past and it is still happening:

  • I’ve been a teacher for 12 years.
  • I’ve been working with Ana for six months.
  • I’ve known my best friend for 30 years.

 

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‘Had been’ is used when the action happened BEFORE another one in the past:

  • I had been living with my parents before I moved here.
  • I had been working in Paris before I got this job.
  • I had been a shop assistant before I became a teacher.
  • I hadn’t met Tom before that party.

 

Read more:
there has been” or ”there have been’
When to use BEEN and BEING in a sentence
MODAL VERB + HAVE + PAST PARTICIPLE!

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