Have, had or has been? (When to use the Perfect Tenses in English) (2023)

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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

        • Have, had or has been? (When to use the Perfect Tenses in English) (6)

          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.

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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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    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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      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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      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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      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.

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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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FAQs

When to use has been and have 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.

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 is right have been or 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.

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.

Has been or have been examples sentences? ›

Examples: ☛A total of five cars have been stolen from the city center. ☛Birds have been following me all day long. If the subject of the sentence is He – She – It or a singular noun (car, bird, child) we use 'has been'.

What perfect tense is had been? ›

The past perfect continuous tense (also known as the past perfect progressive tense) shows that an action that started in the past continued up until another time in the past. The past perfect continuous tense is constructed using had been + the verb's present participle (root + -ing).

What is the perfect tense of had? ›

The past perfect is made from the verb had and the past participle of a verb: I had finished the work. She had gone.

Is had been past perfect? ›

If we do not follow “has been” or “have been” with another participle, they are in the present perfect tense, while “had been” is in the past perfect tense. By adding another participle after the past participle “been,” we form the present perfect and past perfect continuous tenses.

Has been use with example? ›

This question has-been frequently considered and is at present receiving further consideration. The issue has-been shirked for 40 years, or has not been dealt with because of two world wars in the meantime.

What is the formula of has been? ›

The formula for writing the present perfect continuous tense is: has/have + been + present participle. Examples: I've been relaxing in the park after work lately. He has been organizing his spreadsheet every day to become more efficient.

What tense is have been? ›

The present perfect continuous tense (also known as the present perfect progressive tense) shows that something started in the past and is continuing at the present time. The present perfect continuous is formed using the construction has/have been + the present participle (root + -ing).

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.

What is the difference between had and had been? ›

The word 'had' is an auxiliary verb, and it is used in the past perfect tense. On the other hand, the word 'had been' is an auxiliary verb, and it is used in the past perfect continuous tense. This is the main difference between the two words.

What are the 10 examples of past perfect tense? ›

Examples – Past Perfect Simple
  • After Sofie had finished her work, she went to lunch.
  • I washed the floor when the painter had gone.
  • Harold had known about it for a while.
  • I didn't say anything until she had finished talking.
  • After she had moved out, I found her notes.
  • Before I knew it, she had run out the door.

Can you say has been? ›

"Has been" and "have been" are both in the present perfect tense. "Has been" is used in the third-person singular and "have been" is used for first- and second-person singular and all plural uses. The present perfect tense refers to an action that began at some time in the past and is still in progress.

Where is had is 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'.

What is the rule of had had? ›

Had had is the past perfect form of have when it is used as a main verb to describe our experiences and actions. We use the past perfect when we are talking about the past and want to refer back to an earlier past time, Madiini.

Why we use had in past perfect tense? ›

Time up to a point in the past

We use the past perfect simple (had + past participle) to talk about time up to a certain point in the past. She'd published her first poem by the time she was eight. We'd finished all the water before we were halfway up the mountain. Had the parcel arrived when you called yesterday?

What type of verb is had been? ›

Past Perfect Verb Tense

The past perfect tense (“I had been there”) is used to describe a past action that happened before another past action.

Has been and have been meaning? ›

“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.

Is it there has been or have been? ›

If it is followed by a plural noun then it is ' there have been " e.g. There have been several rumours about the real reason behind the affair. " If it is followed by a singular noun then it is " there has been " e.g. " There has been no rain since the start of the month."

Has been or have been completed? ›

We use have if the subject is or indicates: I, you, we, they. ( I have been…) We use has if the subject is or indicates: he, she, it.

Which tense is used with Been? ›

The verb 'been' is always used with has/have/had, and we use it in the perfect tense. Whereas the verb 'being' is used to refer to actions that are going on in the present or in the continuous tense.

Is it correct to say I have been to? ›

Here's an example of an experience: I have been to Japan. Japan is a place that I have been to or traveled to, and we use the present perfect for talking about an event or an action that started in the past and continues into the present time.

Has been or have been changes? ›

"The changes have been made" is correct. It is correct because the subject and verb agree with each other and because changes are made rather than done. 1.

Have been completed or had been completed? ›

If the subject or subjects of your sentence completed the action in the past before doing another action, use "had completed." X Research source You should also use "had completed" if you're being specific about when something was completed.

Has or have been done? ›

“Is Done” and “Has been done” are both passive voice verb forms. We use “is done” to show something is finished in the present simple and “has been done” for the present perfect simple tense.

Have been work or have been working? ›

Aug 14, 2017 ... "I have been worked" is gramatically incorrect. The correct sentence is "I have been working".

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