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How can I combine something happened in past and now within one sentence?

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My major was Japanese, and I had been living in Tokyo for almost one year, so what I want to do through this website is to introduce Asian art to Europe, by which I can define myself and show what was and is happening in Asia.
asked Oct 12 '12 at 06:43 shu New member

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The tense your are describing is the present perfect continuous (present perfect progressive).

 

. . . what was and is happening . . . --> . . . what has been happening . . .

 

I majored in Japanese and have been living in Tokyo for almost a year. Through this website, I would like to express myself to Europeans through Asian art and show what has been happening there.

link comment answered Oct 12 '12 at 07:08 Peter Guess Expert

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