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Hi Forum members,

Would like to know please why has been moved was used in the sentence below instead of was moved.

And if was moved was used, would it make any difference. Or I can use both interchangeably. Thanks.


Per advise of Finance department that the ManCom meeting has been moved to 23-25 October, may we request you to kindly revise the purchase request.

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has been moved stresses that the move is important to the current situation.

Consider these simple examples.

Tom has been killed in an accident. Sounds like it happened recently.

Jim was killed in an accident. Maybe it happened 20 years ago.


But now note that we often interchange these tenses. There is plenty in your example sentence that tells us that you are talking about the current situation.

Clive