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Episode 01 - They meet

Julia and Sammy meet in a cycling accident! Then they want the same taxi. Will they get on?



Language level

Beginner: A1
Pre-intermediate: A2


1) They have been married for five years
2) I have known her for a long time
Both sentences are present perfect. But the question is why is there used “Been” in the (1) sentence but not in (2) sentence? Most of the time we use “Been” in the present perfect to say about where the person was. In this case of (1) why we use “been”? Could you please give me some example? Thank you

Hello amit_ck,

Both sentences are present perfect.

We form the present perfect with [have/has + past participle]

In the first sentence 'married' is an adjective. The verb form is have + been.

In the second sentence the verb form is have + known.



The LearnEnglish Team

Pleased to meet you, Glad to meet you and Nice to meet you these sentences mean the same? Could I use other forms?

Hi Alexander Bladeck

'Please to meet you' is a bit more formal than the other two, but otherwise, yes, these phrases all essentially mean the same thing. There are many things you could say in this situation, but these are probably the most common ways to express this idea.

All the best


The LearnEnglish Team

hi, I am Rabbi from Bangladesh. I am an Engineering student.

Hello, my name is Saikou, I am from Guinea. I met my wife there was 7 years, she was friend with my young sister. Once in a while she came at home. And I saw her there the fist time.

Thanks a lot for improving my English level.

Hellooo, I d like to ask how I can download the video or mp3. Thank you.

Hello Jean José,

I'm afraid downloads are not available for our video resources. This is for technical and legal reasons. We try to make the .mp3 files available for our audio materials, however, and put a link to download the files on those pages.



The LearnEnglish Team

I am not from Thailand, I'm from Vietnam. I am not a doctor, I am a staff in a telecommunication company.