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Tuesday the 03rd of October, 2017
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SPOT THE ERROR: PRESENT PERFECT?

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Welcome back to the Daily Vitamin, everyone!

As you know, this week's theme is Spot the Error. Do you think that the following sentence is correct? 

Sentence: I have been to New York last spring.

If you think the sentence is NOT correct, tell us what the correct sentence is.

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Tuesday the 04th of July, 2017
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TENSE TUESDAY: PRESENT PERFECT PASSIVE

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Hello, readers!

Today for Tense Tuesday we are looking at the PRESENT PERFECT PASSIVE. Do you know how to use the passive form of this tense? Here is the formula:

HAS/HAVE + BEEN + PAST PARTICIPLE

We use this tense when we talk about something that has been done by someone at some time in the past. Because this is the PRESENT PERFECT, this activity has a relationship with the present time: usually, we are talking about things that have recently been done.

Because this is a PASSIVE construction, we don't always have to include the person or thing who completed the action: this information might not be important to the speaker or the listener. 

Example 1: The windows have been washed and the carpets have been cleaned. Is there anything else you need done? 

Example 2: Many books have been written about the Titanic. 

Example 3: The thief has been caught by the local police. 

That's all for today. Thank you for reading! I hope you have a fabulous day.