It can be a phrase they’ve coined. your current state of having been to Iceland continues to the present. I'm losing my mind trying to find out what tense exactly is have + been + past participle probably is a dumb question.. but i really have to know. I have read some really good books over the holidays. The past tense of am is was (colloquial, nonstandard). Saved in Three Tenses —Have been saved, are being saved, shall be saved. Yes, I have been to Iceland. PastTenses is a database of English verbs. In the second example, you may also choose to use simple past tense as the sequence of the events is very clear. Have been and has been are the present perfect forms of the verb be. It is the same as using they, so the correct form is have been. The recognized and correct past tense form of the verb drag is dragged. Here the time frame has been used. Drug can still sometimes be heard, but only in certain dialects within the United States. The simple past tense is used when a new action takes place in the middle of a longer action taking place in the past tense. Sometimes, a group of people have a way of speaking that’s particular to them. 2. BEEN is the past participle verb form of the base BE form. HAVE BEEN HAS BEEN HAS is the present auxiliary verb form of base BE form HAVE . Russian Jan 15, 2010 #2 'I have been told' - passive form of present perfect. Both HAVE BEEN and HAS BEEN are used in the PASSIVE VOICE formation. G. Giorgio Spizzi Senior Member. Find more words! had+been+present participle=past perfect continuous tense had+past participle= past perfect tense had+been+past participle=passive form of past perfect tense – user81963 Jun 23 '14 at 13:29. add a comment | 1 Answer Active Oldest Votes. Your sentence: “While many of Nato officers have been killed in the army … ” – “Many of the NATO officers” is a plural subject. The verb have is used in the perfect tenses. The perfect tenses of main verbs use the appropriate form of have, present or past, followed by the past participle.See The present perfect tense, The past perfect tense, The present perfect continuous tense and The past perfect continuous tense.. – … As an auxiliary verb, have is used to make the perfect tenses of main verbs. “Was” is also used when the past continuous and simple past tense are used together. In one place the scriptures say that we "have been saved" (past). Use our search box to check present tense, present participle tense, past tense and past participle tense … For example, “When I saw her, she was going to the market.” The Scriptures speak of being saved in three tenses and senses. It can be a bending of the generally accepted linguistic norms. However what is obvious to some is not obvious to others. 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