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Perfect Form (BEEN) Exercises

The perfect form of the verb TO BE is BEEN.

(Perfect means the action is complete = finished.)

Learn about the perfect tenses:

Present Perfect:

  • I have been
  • He/She/It has been
  • You/We/They have been

Past Perfect:

  • I had been
  • He/She/It had been
  • You/We/They had been

Future Perfect:

  • I will have been
  • He/She/It will have been
  • You/We/They will have been

Examples (each sentence includes a time phrase):

  • Up until now, Tim has been highly helpful.
  • The children have been naughty several times this month.
  • I had been very patient with my students until yesterday.
  • Jason had been rude to the waiter before he apologized.
  • We will have been working on the project for two months by next Monday.
  • By this time tomorrow, I will have been in town for 48 hours.