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Please explain how to use " been " word with third form of verb
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1 comment "Been" is an interestingly word and it has different characteristics depending on how it is used.
I have been to Paris a couple of times = I have the experience of being in Paris more than once.

She has been sick. = She was feeling physically ill sometime back and has not gotten well yet.

These are present perfect examples

I have been taking English lesson for about a year = Your studying started a year ago and continues to present.

The Obama administration has been pushing the health care reform bill since the beginning of his presidency.

These are present perfect continuous examples.

John has been laid off for about a year now

The house across the street from mine has been broken into two times since I have moved in.

THese are present perfect passive sentences.

Hope that helps you with the "been" question.
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msn.indianPlease explain how to use " been " word with third form of verb
If you use "been" with the third form (i.e., the past participle), you must precede it with a form of have, for example:

has been taken
have been seen
had been known
having been thrown

The resulting three-word phrase is passive so you can only use transitive verbs in this pattern.

has been slept - No. sleep is not transitive.
having been smiled - No. smile is not transitive.
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Very rarely, you may see the four-word combination of have been with being or getting and the third form:

has been being taken
had been getting beaten
having been being stolen
have been getting broken

As with those above, only transitive verbs can be used because the construction is passive.

CJ
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Anonymous:
I have a question :

when we say : { I Never been to USA}
How we can write third form of verb with Never ??
AnonymousI have a question : when we say : { I Never been to USA}How we can write third form of verb with Never ??
If you want to use have been with never, place never in between: have never been. Say, "I have never been to the USA".

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Anonymous:
Why is been like "BIN" not bean ?
I was taught as a child that "bean" is also correct.

It's "ben" which is to be avoided. Emotion: smile
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AvangiIt's "ben" which is to be avoided.
Why? (Am I not getting a joke here?)

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CalifJimEmotion: tongue tied Why?
No particular reason. When I was a child I was also taught not to question my elders.Emotion: zip it
The director of a children's theater group was adamant about it. She was a very impressive person, and good friends with my Uncle Ben, who was a professional writer. He had been Valedictorian of his highschool class. Need I say more?

(Should I have said less?)
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