Have, had or has been? (When to use the Perfect Tenses in English) (2022)

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    mehrnazon April 18, 2018 at 11:55 am

    THAT was the best way to explain EVER!!
    thank you

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      Adrianaon June 20, 2018 at 2:01 pm

      Glad you found it useful 🙂

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        Anonymouson July 21, 2018 at 2:05 pm

        Your idea’s are too good

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          Adrianaon July 23, 2018 at 7:30 am

          Glad this post helps 🙂

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            Faddyon January 8, 2019 at 4:54 pm

            But When we are talking about any past event for A gender what will we use has or had
            Like She had a car or she has a car

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          Paul Barretton September 2, 2018 at 1:27 am

          Ideas, not idea’s. Ideas is just a plural.

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            Anonymouson January 16, 2019 at 2:05 am

            She was just testing to see who was anal enough to correct her. Congrats.

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          Anonymouson April 3, 2019 at 7:44 am

          In

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        Anonymouson October 4, 2018 at 7:25 pm

        Great lesson
        K

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        Balasahebon December 26, 2018 at 11:24 am

        Yes it is very useful & knowledgeable app for learner’s

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          Adrianaon January 25, 2019 at 9:58 am

          Glad that you found this lesson useful 🙂

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      Bashir khanon August 14, 2018 at 7:29 pm

      Thanks,l haven’t till date understood it.please continue.

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      Sharifon April 2, 2019 at 8:18 pm

      You are right

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      Fatimahon April 10, 2019 at 8:39 am

      He walked to school

      Why can’t I say.. He was walked to school.

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    Anonymouson June 20, 2018 at 1:26 pm

    useful,Appreciate

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      Adrianaon June 21, 2018 at 7:45 am

      Glad you found it useful 🙂

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    Jeffreyon June 29, 2018 at 12:42 pm

    Thank you so much for this clear and simple explanation.

    I had been struggling to understand this rule of language, but I finally puzzled out the mystery. 😀

    Keep up the good work.

    (Video) Learn Present Perfect Easily in 9 Minutes

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      Adrianaon July 9, 2018 at 7:11 am

      Hey Jeffery! Glad you found this explanation useful 🙂 Thanks for being here and for your support

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    Anonymouson July 29, 2018 at 5:52 am

    Now i know.

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      Adrianaon July 29, 2018 at 8:43 am

      Glad this lesson helps 🙂

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        Anonymouson September 2, 2018 at 5:57 pm

        Hi adriana

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        Anonymouson October 29, 2018 at 6:04 am

        venkat.varidelli@gmail.comthis lesson helps a lot

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          Adrianaon October 29, 2018 at 9:22 am

          Glad you found this lesson useful 🙂

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            Adrianaon October 29, 2018 at 9:22 am

            English?

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          Marinaon March 31, 2019 at 6:08 pm

          Great explanation.easy to comprehend.

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            Dinesh joshion April 2, 2019 at 6:20 pm

            Perfect explanation. Grammar may easy by this way.

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    Manoj Jassalon August 13, 2018 at 6:12 pm

    hi ma’am
    This lesson is quiet useful. Someone asked me about ‘has been’ and ‘had been’ explanation. I explained that to her but not so effectively. Then I got your lesson on google and I referred that link to her. She was very pleased with the content and told me it was very helpful for clearing her concept. Thank you for sharing this video.

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      Adrianaon September 3, 2018 at 9:53 am

      Glad this lesson helps you Manoj better understand the use of the perfect tenses 🙂 Thanks so much for being a good friend and helping your friends learn English 🙂

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    Anonymouson August 13, 2018 at 6:14 pm

    good one

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      Adrianaon September 3, 2018 at 9:54 am

      Glad it helps 🙂

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        seharon October 14, 2018 at 8:50 pm

        Adriana it helped me a lot thanks for such a simple explanation

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    RENAon August 14, 2018 at 8:50 pm

    what is the correct sentence construction for ” I had been watching my favorite movie before I went to picnic?”

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    Anonymouson August 29, 2018 at 8:25 pm

    Thanks it really helped me

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      Adrianaon December 3, 2018 at 8:48 am

      Glad it helps 🙂

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    Inderjit Singhon August 30, 2018 at 6:12 pm

    thanks for explanation. It’s quite usefull.

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      Adrianaon January 31, 2019 at 9:40 am

      Glad you found this lesson useful 🙂

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    Anonymouson September 5, 2018 at 1:41 pm

    Good Work !

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    Anonymouson September 13, 2018 at 6:26 pm

    Hi ma’am,
    You have explained it in clear manner,most of the example you have used with the reference of time for example “I have been watching this show for whole day”. we often see these sentences like”your application has been submitted successfully”. could you please explain when and how to use these type of structure

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      Adrianaon October 2, 2018 at 7:24 am

      Great question! I will be going through this in a future video lesson 🙂

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        Himanshu Singhon October 26, 2018 at 1:17 pm

        it was great way to explaining. i had been suffering from last 2 years but know i am clear.
        thanks

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          Adrianaon October 29, 2018 at 9:23 am

          Great stuff!

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    Anonymouson September 22, 2018 at 5:57 pm

    I love it

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      Adrianaon January 31, 2019 at 9:40 am

      Glad you found this lesson useful 🙂

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    Maher Al soda Ion September 29, 2018 at 5:14 pm

    The video is very good and useful but the spiking language is very fast . I hope some slowly if you can and thank you so much

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      Adrianaon October 2, 2018 at 7:22 am

      Turn on subtitles if you are struggling to follow this lesson.

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    Mithuon October 1, 2018 at 3:13 am

    Really helped one because yours explanation marvellous

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      Adrianaon October 2, 2018 at 7:21 am

      Glad this lesson helps 🙂

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        Krition October 7, 2018 at 7:00 pm

        One of the best way to teach. Thanks a lot 😊

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    Ugur KUCUKKALEon October 6, 2018 at 8:34 pm

    That’s very informative and useful. But let me to correct one word which is “analyse” but not “anaylse” on top of page/lesson. I am so sorry about that wrong typed word. Thanks a lot for your understanding.
    Best Regards
    Ugur KUCUKKALE

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    Anonymouson October 8, 2018 at 9:10 am

    good

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    seddikon October 8, 2018 at 8:27 pm

    Thank you very much, please if you can explain all the lessons this way,and the tenses Thank you very much

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      Adrianaon October 29, 2018 at 9:24 am

      Glad you found this lesson useful, thanks for the suggestion 🙂

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    Anaon October 22, 2018 at 5:51 am

    what is the correct way to say it: the police asked me if I had seen anything or the police asked me if I have seen anything?

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      (Video) When to Use the Present Perfect Tense | With example sentences

      Tamtaon January 29, 2019 at 2:44 pm

      Now I need an answer as well xD

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    Vijayakumarion October 22, 2018 at 4:24 pm

    it is good for me.

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      Adrianaon October 29, 2018 at 9:26 am

      Glad you found this lesson useful 🙂

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    Lpon October 29, 2018 at 7:22 pm

    Plz describe use of “have had”

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    Anonymouson November 2, 2018 at 12:01 pm

    hi mam… can u plz help me by explaining all tenses/

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      Adrianaon December 3, 2018 at 8:52 am

      here you can find a link to all my grammar lessons : https://www.englishteacheradriana.com/category/english-grammar-lessons/

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    Anonymouson November 2, 2018 at 7:36 pm

    Your lesson really helped me lot I am looking forward to learn more from you

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    Anonymouson November 2, 2018 at 7:40 pm

    I am having a problem when I have to expressing myself in English infront of people, I lose confidence and end up forgetting vocabulary and begging to started. The current job I’m am doing require more public speaking and I find it very stressful communicating in English, please help

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      Adrianaon December 3, 2018 at 8:50 am

      Thanks for your great question. Check out this lesson I made on how to speak confidently in English. Click here: https://www.englishteacheradriana.com/how-to-speak-english-confidently/

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    tesion November 9, 2018 at 12:24 pm

    Do you say You will pursue the matter if you do not get an answer after the medical assessment “has or had” been carried out

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    Anonymouson November 12, 2018 at 8:03 am

    You had a very comprehensive explanation that everyone especially the English teachers and other professional can understand. Thanks you for sharing this one.

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      Adrianaon December 3, 2018 at 8:49 am

      Glad that you were able to follow and understand the lesson 🙂

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    Johnon November 25, 2018 at 2:55 am

    Can I say “I asked him how he’d done in the market crash that was in the news” or does it have to be “…that had been in the news.” Thank you.

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    انگشترon November 26, 2018 at 8:09 pm

    was a great course

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      Adrianaon November 29, 2018 at 7:29 pm

      Glad you found the video useful 🙂

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    Shweta Sharmaon December 18, 2018 at 10:09 pm

    Grateful and I have cleared my doubtful. Thank you.

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      Adrianaon December 19, 2018 at 7:42 am

      Glad you found this lesson useful 🙂

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    Henry Suhon December 21, 2018 at 12:39 am

    Your explanation on the perfect tense is the best ever heard.
    I hope many people learn from you and improve their English skill quickly and correctly.
    Kudos to you.

    (Video) Learn English Tenses: Introduction to Perfect Tenses
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      Adrianaon January 2, 2019 at 11:54 am

      Glad that this lesson helps 🙂

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    Charmain Morrison January 2, 2019 at 9:36 am

    Thank you it helped me to understand better.

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      Adrianaon January 2, 2019 at 11:53 am

      Glad it helped 🙂

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    R.N.Mishraon January 6, 2019 at 4:16 am

    It is good example
    If you will give some idea over the-
    I have had my lunch.

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    CHRon January 12, 2019 at 10:00 pm

    Simple video with a great explanation for those, like me, who doesn’t speak English confidently.

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      Adrianaon January 22, 2019 at 6:23 pm

      Glad you found this video lesson useful 🙂

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        Anonymouson January 25, 2019 at 8:20 am

        Hi
        Very informative

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    Anonymouson January 22, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    she had struggled or she had struggle

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    Chamanthion January 29, 2019 at 8:11 am

    I didn’t see but comments are influenced me to watch it

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      Adrianaon January 31, 2019 at 9:38 am

      Glad this lesson helps 🙂

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    Tamtaon January 29, 2019 at 1:36 pm

    Thank you so much! I was wracking my brain over this for a long time and you explained it so simply I finally got it. Thank you^^

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      Adrianaon January 31, 2019 at 9:39 am

      Glad this lesson helped you understand this 🙂

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    Sr Isidoremaryon February 12, 2019 at 4:47 am

    When do one use had been?

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    Alao Dazzleson February 13, 2019 at 6:36 am

    Beautiful write up.

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    Alexis Iregbulemon February 24, 2019 at 12:03 pm

    Is it “I heard the competition has been postponed” Or “I heard the competition have been postponed” ?
    Which sentence is correct, please?

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    internet marketing businesson April 15, 2019 at 7:27 pm

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FAQs

When to use had and has been? ›

“Had been” is used to mean that something happened in the past and has already ended. “Have been” and “has been” are used to mean that something began in the past and has lasted into the present time.

Can we use has been in perfect tense? ›

The present perfect continuous is formed with have/has been and the -ing form of the verb. We normally use the present perfect continuous to emphasise that something is still continuing in the present: She has been living in Liverpool all her life. It's been raining for hours.

Which tense is used with had been? ›

The past perfect continuous is made from had been and the -ing form of a verb: I had been working there for a year. They had been painting the bedroom.

What is the rule of have been? ›

Reminder: have been is the present perfect tense of to be, and have gone is the present perfect tense of to go. However, in some contexts, the meanings can be different. I have been refers to a completed journey (or journeys) in the past. I have gone can refer to a journey from which the speaker has not yet returned.

Have been and has been example sentence? ›

Let's start with the present perfect progressive. You form the present perfect progressive by using have been (or has been) followed by an –ing verb. For instance, “She has been sitting in class since early this morning.” The action, sitting, is continuing. But the emphasis is on the completed part of the action.

Can we use past participle with has been? ›

By adding another participle after the past participle “been,” we form the present perfect and past perfect continuous tenses. Thus, “has been” is in the present perfect continuous or progressive tense, while “had been” is the past perfect continuous or progressive tense. He has been to the store.

Can we use 3rd form of verb with has been? ›

No, you have to use the fourth form of verb i.e Verb+ing form of verb after have been. Eg.

Can I use past tense after have been? ›

When you use was or been you are creating a past participle, so you need to use the past participle form of the verb. The same rule applies with the past perfect: Incorrect example: it had been knew. Correct example: it had been known.

Which is correct he have been or he has been? ›

As a general rule, “has” is used in the third person singular (“he”, “she”, “it”) and singular nouns. Anas has been working in this company for more than 10 years. [He is still working here.] She has been notified about the changes in the document.

What is have and have been difference with examples? ›

The difference between “have been” and “have” is that whereas “have been” is a “verbal phrase,” “have” is an independent verb which indicates possession. Again, whereas “have” is used as a simple present tense indicative verb, “have been” is used as a verbal phrase to form the present perfect tense. USAGE.

Do we say had been or has been? ›

Has been is the form used with a third person singular subject (including the pronouns she, he, and it—but not singular they). Have been is the form used with any other subject (including the pronouns I, we, and they). Had been is the past perfect form of be and is used regardless of the subject.

Where is had used? ›

Had is the past tense and past participle of have1. Had is sometimes used instead of 'if' to begin a clause which refers to a situation that might have happened but did not. For example, the clause 'had she been elected' means the same as 'if she had been elected'. 3.

Is it right to say has been? ›

We would use have been when the sentence subject is I, you, we, or the third person plural (the children have been studying grammar all morning; they have been studying all morning). If the sentence subject is a third-person singular noun (he, she, it, Courtney), we would use the phrase has been.

Can we use past tense with has been? ›

“Has been” is in the present perfect or present perfect continuous tense, while “had been” is in the past perfect or past perfect continuous tense. Meanwhile, we can use “have been” for the present perfect or future perfect tenses (source).

Can we use had with been? ›

We use the past perfect continuous to talk about actions or events which started before a particular time in the past and were still in progress up to that time in the past: It was so difficult to get up last Monday for school. I had been working on my essays the night before and I was very tired.

What are examples of had? ›

[M] [T] I had to walk home. [M] [T] I wish I had a car. [M] [T] We had lovely meal. [M] [T] He had already gone.

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