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She has been living there since then, and now, she suddenly decided to move to another, smaller city.

10 Grammar Mistakes that Can Keep Your Content from Spreading - Copyblogger

Yes, they're words. I still refer to it. Hi Alex! This is very informal. It is hard to interpret; it implies that you have not been doing bad things. Is the phrase 'I've been working hard. Including this one.

Please let me know if you don't understand me. Do you like it? Excellent tips, and hopefully this will help your engaged readers produce better content. Words are the tools we use to do that. Google ngram viewer shows these in reasonably common usage, especially in more recent decades, but not nearly as often as their uncontracted counterparts which makes sense for books.

How've You Been? The Present Perfect Tense

Been or gone? That rule helps you see it as if for the first time. This was a great and helpful post, thanks! You get attached to people, you have things that belong to you. Now I write a blog post, proof read it a couple of times and correct errors, and hit the publish button. The helping verb had is in the simple past tense.

"How've You Been?" "Working Hard"

And yet, sometimes you want to start an email with a bit of polite banter. These are two distinct words and phrases, but they're used almost interchangeably, even though technically they shouldn't be. You have done a generous service to writers and editors everywhere! Using your examples…. Hello Ballou The second one is not correct because the present perfect includes the present moment but this sentence mentions a different time period 'before yesterday' that puts the focus on the past, not the present.

This is because 'now' clearly refers to the present time and the past simple generally only refers to a finished past time though it can be the very recent past in some cases. Marko Ticak. Though please note that if you say 'now', it would be better to say 'she has suddenly decided' instead of 'she suddenly decided'.

My Dictionary. I agree with Sue. Does that help? Since you seem ot be a fan of Grammar Girl, http: