I always heard people using these tenses like 'have had' and 'had been'.
As far as I know, the tense 'have been' is used when you did something in the past and still doing it right until now. For instance, I have been eating rice all the while. How do you actually use this tense 'had been', preferably with examples.
I have no idea how do use 'have had' either. Please aid me. Thank in advance.
I had been working on my assignment, when I was interrupted by a phone call.
I have been working on my assignment for 2 days. (This would be while you are currently doing it)
I have had a smelly rash for two days now...
I have been looking for annointing creme since.
have had is present progressive (it's still happening now.. it's a continuation of events)
had had is past progressive (it was happening at the time that i'm describing)
have been is present progressive (whatever i am describing is still the case. "I have been here for hours,", "I have been eating since you left,")
Sorry aran, you're wrong (can't really be non-blunt here)
have had is present perfect
am having is present progressive
had had is past perfect
was having is past progressive
I scored 99th percentile in English on my ACTs and never, ever saw the value of knowing any of that. More power to you.
> I had been working on my assignment, when I was interrupted by a phone call.
I was working on my assignment, when I was interrupted by a phone call.
> I have been working on my assignment for 2 days.
I was working on my assignment for 2 days!
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hehe, yeah, i was completely wrong. I must have been on drugs or something when i wrote that.
my apologies :)