have been vs. had been

i really can not understand where to use have been and had been.for examples I have been to london.HAve you ever been there.what will be my answer. yes, I had been there.Can I say i had been in this company instead of I was in this company.please tell me the all uses of have been and had been.

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Use the present perfect when the action potentially leads up to the present. Use the past perfect when the action leads up to another point in past time.
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Mr. Micawber, could you give some examples, please? These two tenses are difficult for me as well.

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I have been sick for three days.
I had been sick for three days when the doctor finally arrived.

I haven’t eaten since last Tuesday.
I hadn’t eaten since the week before; that’s why I was so ravenous last Tuesday.
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Hi Everybody,
Please find below the answer for this…
had been is the past perfect; have been is the present perfect; will have been is the future perfect.

had been is used to describe a condition which existed prior to a certain time in the past: “Before I learned English, I had been able to speak only Spanish.”
“Before I visited Greece, I had been in France.”

have been is used to describe a condition which existed prior to the present time:
“I have been able to Speak English for many years.”
“I have been in both France and Greece.”

Regards
Gops.

Mister Micawber, Gops thanks a lot!

hi,
i want to know when and where we use have been and had been.thnx

Hi Hameeda,

Many thanks for your question. Here is the answer: How to use ‘have been’ and ‘had been’?

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how to use “been” and “being”?

I never been London.

what is it menas?

Plz someone give me ans

Could you ask that in English, please?

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Welcome to English-test, Manojkumar. Please be careful when typing your posts and make any corrections you can first. Also, do not use internet abbreviations, because this is a language forum.

‘I never been London’ is incorrect, but the meaning is that you have never visited London. It should read. ‘I have never been to London’.
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Thankyou Sir for your instruction and answer.

I Would like to know the difference between able and capable.

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Here is an answer from the internet that I agree with:

  • Able is followed by an infinitive. If someone is able to do something, they can do it and it is not unusual or surprising if they do it: ‘The doctor said that after a few years I’d be able to get out of bed’. ‘Will you be able to play on Saturday?’

  • Capable is followed by the preposition of and a gerund/participle. If someone is capable of (doing) something, they do not usually do it, but it is possible for them to do it if they want to: ‘I’m sure he’s quite capable of getting here on time, but he can’t be bothered’. ‘The power station is capable of generating enough electricity for the whole region’.
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Hi, Mr. Micawber,
I’ve been a member in this forum for almost a month now. Could you please enlighten me whether the tenses below that I’m using are correct or not.
Scene:
The incident was happened already and I’m going to write a letter to inform the office.

“However, it seemed everything to be fine until; the tenant unit 109 had suddenly arrived and was claiming the spot I’d been using.”
“I’d decided to give up and I was forced to moved out and later on jumped onto the next empty spot.”

Thank you.
Adonis :slight_smile:

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“However, everything seemed to be fine until the tenant in Unit 109 suddenly arrived and claimed the spot I’d been using.”
“I decided to give up, and I was forced to move out, but later on I jumped into the next empty spot.”
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hi, dear sir,
i really did’nt get the answer of my question . i am still confused “how to use have been and had been”.plz reply me clearly.
thnx

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i want to know where to use had and have

which is correct for tell about urself???

i’m malathy
i live in chennai
i had completed my BCA in patrician college
i did my diploma in panimalar polytechnic
i had completed my 10th in st.antony’s hr.sec school

is this correct please tell me incase of any mistakes

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i’m malathy
i live in chennai
i have completed my BCA in patrician college
i did my diploma in panimalar polytechnic
i have completed my 10th in st.antony’s hr.sec school

tel me which is correct in this

My name is Malathy.
I live in Chennai.
I completed my BCA at Patrician College.
I did my diploma at Panimalar Polytechnic.
I completed 10th grade at St. Antony’s Sr. Sec. School.