I have problem to use (have been and has been ) in my sentences.
Please give me some example and explain it to me.
Just to add to Ryan's explanation.
The construction -- 'have/has + past participle' -- is called the present perfect. Unfortunately, that name is a bit confusing as the present perfect actually refers to something that happened in the past, but is relevant for the present situation or conversation.
Here are some examples:
"Have you been to Europe?"
"Yes, I have been twice."
"Has he eaten already?"
"No, he told me that he hasn't eaten yet."
(Notice that 'to tell' is in the past tense, but we can use the present perfect --'he hasn't eaten' -- because, although we conjugate it in the present, in practice, it carries the meaning of a past tense.)
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