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  • have had and has been... are you struggling to use the correct form when you're

  • speaking or writing in English?... In this video lesson we'll learn about the

  • difference between using have had and has been.... by looking at a few examples

  • and analyzing the use of these forms together! :)

  • Friends remember the best way to be learning grammar is in use! By seeing grammar being used you are able

  • to better understand the use of each grammatical structure and apply this to

  • your everyday life when you are speaking or writing in English if you're

  • struggling to use and apply grammar when speaking in English make sure to get my

  • free grammar training guide by clicking the link just above here.... to help you

  • better communicate with Grammar! :) Let's begin this lesson by looking at to have

  • Looking at this sentence.... I have a new car... the verb have means to be in

  • possession of something... here the sentence uses the present simple and it

  • expresses the fact of having or possessing something in the present... now

  • we can also use the verb have as an auxiliary verb and we use it to form the

  • present perfect and present perfect continuous tense.... Have look at this

  • sentence... I have gone to that show already....here we can see the verb have is

  • being used as the auxiliary verb and here it's being used to form the present

  • perfect simple tense... as we already know we use the present perfect simple tense to

  • connect past actions to the present.... in this example the person, me, I went to the

  • show sometime in the past, and it is still valid in the present... let's have a

  • look at another sentence.... I've skipped breakfast and now I'm hungry... in this

  • sentence again have is being used as the auxiliary verb to form the present

  • perfect simple tense... Here it is used to express a finished action which has a

  • consequence on the present...So, because I didn't eat breakfast in the morning I

  • am now hungry... instead of saying I didn't eat breakfast... we can use have and form a

  • sentence using the present perfect simple saying I've skipped breakfast and

  • now I'm hungry.... have is also used in the English language to form the present

  • perfect continuous tense! Have a look at this sentence here... I've been going to

  • the same cafe for ten years...In this example we can see that the present perfect

  • continuous tense is being used and we're using the auxiliary verb have to form

  • this structure! In this sentence we can see that the present perfect continuous

  • tense is being used, as this tense is used to express an action starting in the

  • past but continues to occur, it continues to happen.... throughout sometime regularly

  • and it is still true in the present!... Let's move on and have a look at the use of

  • has been... Let's begin by looking at a sentence... here we can see the sentence:

  • That China set has been in our family for years... here we can see the verb have

  • being used in the third-person... that being has.... She has, He has and It has... In this

  • sentence the present perfect simple tense is being used and we are using the

  • third person as we are talking about the China set which takes the subject it...so

  • then we use the auxiliary verb has! ... In this example.... he has been reading for two

  • hours, we can see that the present perfect continuous tense is being used

  • and again in this example we can see has is being used... has been is being used in

  • this example because we're talking about the third person (he)...It would be

  • incorrect to say he have been... the rule is if we have a third person those being

  • he/she or it, then we use has... in this example sentence she has been running for half

  • an hour without stopping.... again we can see the present perfect continuous

  • tense being used... and the auxiliary verb here, have, is used in the third-person...

  • because here the subject is she, like the previous two examples... It would be incorrect

  • to use have in the third person, but we would use has instead... so remember if

  • you're talking about the third person, we always use has! The third person being he

  • she or it,,,, okay but what about had... let's have a look at this example: I had a

  • dress like that, but I don't know where it is now.... here we can see the verb have

  • been used in the simple past, the simple past of the verb have is had, if you are

  • expressing an action in the past using the simple past, then you have to be

  • using had.... but we can also use had as an auxiliary verb... let's have a look at this

  • example together... He had studied English before he moved to New York...Here we can

  • see had being used as an auxiliary verb to form the past perfect... Remember

  • friends the past perfect tense is used to express an action that happened

  • before another past action, so you simply put >> the past before the past... if you're

  • using the past perfect simple tense, you will have to use the auxiliary verb had

  • to form this tense... Also remember with the past perfect simple tense, he she it

  • does not use has! it uses had as an auxiliary verb had for all subjects in

  • the past perfect simple tense... the final sentence: he had been waiting there for

  • two hours before she had arrived... here had is being used to form the past perfect

  • continuous tense... here we can see the past perfect continuous tense being used

  • because an action that started in the past and continued in the past was

  • happening for some time in the past before another action.... Friends you may

  • have noticed that we focused on a few grammatical

  • structures in this lesson... keep in mind that we use the auxiliary verb have to

  • form the present perfect simple and the present perfect continuous tense, and the

  • auxiliary verb had to form the past perfect simple tense and the past

  • perfect continuous tense... if you'd like this video lesson make sure to HIT LIKE

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have had and has been... are you struggling to use the correct form when you're

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A2 UK tense present perfect continuous tense auxiliary verb perfect continuous auxiliary

How To Use "Have Been" "Has Been" "Had Been" In English?

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    Emily posted on 2018/09/26
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