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Autor:  Bino
E-mail:  não-disponível
Data:  26/DEZ/2008 10:00 PM
Assunto:  Have been/ was
Mensagem:  Part of the function of the 'have been' form is to introduce new information or announce events/states which impact upon the present.  It carries a certain dynamic effect

This can be contrasted with the 'was' example which is more likely to be a mundane and unremarkable comment about a past event or state.

I hope I have shed some light upon the function and role of this form

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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Have been/ was  –  Sarah Lima  26/DEZ/2008, 2:48 PM
Have been/ was  –  CR  26/DEZ/2008, 4:09 PM
Have been/ was  –  Sarah Lima  26/DEZ/2008, 4:30 PM
Have been/ was  –  Johannes  26/DEZ/2008, 5:52 PM
Have been/ was  –  renan  26/DEZ/2008, 6:46 PM
 Have been/ was  –  Bino  26/DEZ/2008, 10:00 PM
Have been/ was  –  English Learner  27/DEZ/2008, 1:50 AM
Have been/ was  –  Crespus2006 =)  27/DEZ/2008, 4:10 AM

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