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Types of Verbs Infinitive Verbs Auxiliary Verbs
Can Be Been Being May Will Shall Should Might Could
Would Must Never Dare Need Keep Kept Used to Ought to Going to
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AUXILIARY VERB - "BEEN"
Uses of - BEEN
 
It is used to express importance given to the duration of the action. We use Perfect Continuous Tense, Present / Past / Future Perfect Continuous Tense.
 
Examples
They have been going. - Present Perfect Continuous
They had been going. - Past Perfect Continuous
They will have been going. - Future Perfect Continuous
This song has been sung by all players. - passive sentence
They have been studying all night. - progressive sentence
I have been following you for a mile. - perfect sentence
She had been queen of the town. - perfect sentence
It's been raining all week.  
He has been playing football.  
Why has the party been canceled ?  
How much have they been working ?  
This house has been bought by John.  
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Types of Verbs Infinitive Verbs Auxiliary Verbs
Can Be Been Being May Will Shall Should Might Could
Would Must Never Dare Need Keep Kept Used to Ought to Going to
Question Tags Yes/No Questions Regular Verbs Irregular Verbs