LanguageTool Community

<< return to list of rules

Rule "Agreement: 'been' or 'was' + past tense"

This is one of many errors that LanguageTool can detect. Visit the LanguageTool homepage to use it online or download it for free.

Description: Agreement: 'been' or 'was' + past tense
Message: Consider using either the past participle \6 or the present participle \6 here.
Category: Grammar (ID: GRAMMAR)
Incorrect sentences
that this rule can detect:
  • It must have been always wrote that.
    Correction suggestion: written, writing
  • The president was always hate in Moscow.
    Correction suggestion: hated, hating
  • The old tyre was not fish from the river; it was found on the bank.
    Correction suggestion: fished, fishing
  • Tom is probably do that eventually.
    Correction suggestion: done, doing
  • Peter is probably do this.
    Correction suggestion: done, doing
  • Word is not release yet.
    Correction suggestion: released, releasing
  • It is a bug that has been fixed in 11.2.5, which was recently release.
    Correction suggestion: released, releasing
  • Our old test had to be disabled because Hangouts has been completely rebuild:
    Correction suggestion: rebuilt, rebuilding
  • As mentioned earlier, there are some docs on this topic but it sounds like there's some gaps that aren't capture there.
    Correction suggestion: captured, capturing
  • They are affectionately know as the "Golden Girls.
    Correction suggestion: known, knowing
  • I contributed to this company, so you are not dismiss me Mary knew that I'd be gone by the time she got there.
    Correction suggestion: dismissed, dismissing
  • Very interesting patinas and patterns can form on coins which have been naturally expose to environments which can effect the contents of the coin.
    Correction suggestion: exposed, exposing
  • I'm so use to doing it all by myself anyway, so it really doesn't matter.
    Correction suggestion: used, using
Correct sentences
for comparison:
  • It has always been written like this.
  • The area the center of which is here was bombed.
  • It has always been liked.
  • They are miles away but they are still people you love and care about.
  • As they are differentially phase modulated...
  • Indirect consumption is usually oil.
  • Indirect consumption is mainly oil and natural gas.
  • “There is still hope,” said Fernando.
  • It's not rocket science.
  • That's not butter; it's margarine.
  • What he did next was Truly Mind Blowing.
  • There's little water in the tank, if any.
  • This was before people knew how to record voices, so we don't know...
  • ...small role and the fact that the island is mostly bog means that its potential...
  • ... these churches are generally host to staunch Anglicans who are ...
  • We are also market leaders.
  • Joan said kicking people when they were down was her specialty.
  • He wanted it to be about romance and love.
  • I'm assuming you are in, if you are not please call Paul and reschedule.
  • TODO: Tell your players that I was extremely please with how they played.
  • You're not mine.
  • I am well thank you.
  • If you have the files or know where they are please call me.
  • ... but if you and Pat leave things the way they are please explain to both Robert and Pat that...
  • If you are listed and YOU STILL WANT to be please fax to my office your signature...
  • If you like it the way it is please help us in promoting it.
  • ... and will be please make the corrections.
  • ... if he can be please tell me immediately, and I will contact him.
  • This is not fish.
  • These are not fish.
  • The placement is partly case sensitive, partly not.
  • Not sure how much of this is actually Project Manager logic and how much of this is spent in Atom land.
  • This will be entirely cloud dependent though.
  • This is strictly market research and there is absolutely no sales effort involved.
  • There's still blood on the wall.
  • While the jury is out consider that most of America is now learning the truth about you and your company and how they fooled the public into believing that your company was above board and worth investing in.
  • I had a meeting this morning with Dr. Luis Tellez (former Secretary of Energy), who is currently COO of Grupo DESC.
  • It's simply cause and effect.
  • They're not cause for celebration.
  • I know it may be not be easy, but I think we need to do that.
  • There's been enough talk about fixing the voting machines.
  • Depression is merely anger without enthusiasm.
  • He is also coauthor of the AWK and AMPL programming languages.
  • It was before dawn that they got the fire under control.
  • Mr. Landry is also founder of Mainstone Capital, and serves on the boards of several of its investments, including Interliant, GIGA Information Group, MCK Communications, Lante, and Cidera.
  • This is supposedly research which my secretary did.
  • Courage is merely fear that one doesn't show.
  • Most women there are very resilient and funny and there’s always talk about work and relationships.
  • The easiest way for me to look at something that is primarily text (minimal graphics involved) is to have it in a form I can just print out.
  • It should be mostly gas though because we won't have our power marketers license yet.
  • Coffee is so dang expensive.
  • This is actually deal #471975, which I just fixed because Jeff forgot to put the broker name in there.
  • Wi-Fi is usually access point-centered.
  • It's not mine to give away.
  • It's not view on demand, but it's as easy as getting in a car and driving to the local video store," said Yair Landau, president of Sony Pictures Digital Entertainment.
  • The issue isn't can we.
  • On you going personally, I am not real sure who the attendees should be so let's discuss that next plan next week.
  • hat stuff can be reused for sure, but anything that isn't will likely just be paperweights
  • Then again, all species of mammal were once fish.
  • This is NOT who we are and those that do not stand up to do what is right do not belong there either.
  • It will list codes sequentially, so make sure the second code is also code 12 - if it's not, note down all of the codes it's flashing and post here.
  • My gut reaction would be simply wait about 6 months after each new major release (El Capitan, Sierra, etc).
  • It wasn't love, it was just lust.
  • After all, burr oak veneer is still veneer.
  • RNG determining rewards is kinda trash, too.
  • The very first thing you need to is visually verify if the ac compressor is engaging or not.
  • When death approaches, all you can do is slowly chew your fingernails.
  • Probably the wisest thing to do is ask a whole lot of questions.
  • The only thing Tom and Mary ever do is complain.
  • All you've done with your worthless life is disappoint ever yone.
  • So now all I wanna do is just spend as much time with you as possible.
  • The only other sporting event that began before cricket was horse racing, which started in 1796.
  • All are bate stamped
  • That was bollocks.
  • these should probably be book to book transactions
  • They were nose to nose.
  • Therefore, my question to you, is do we drop the independent amount language from the original confirmation and provide alternative language referencing the new specific guaranty.
  • What fuel there was went to panzer divisions
  • I guess I just recognize that all that big brain has ever done is get you into trouble.
  • So now all I'm going to do is just spend as much time with you as possible.
  • What this system does, is allow a user to post to a topic, or a range of topics, in one group
  • What you could do is create a virtual contact sensor with switch capabilities.
  • So if there is anything we can do about it is try to attract some new contributors who might at some point want to become constant maintainers.
  • Ok, the only one solution as I see is allow admins see the content and admins may be trusted persons.
Pattern: Show XML · Show in Rule Editor
Check the following text against just this rule:

Version: 6.3-SNAPSHOT (2023-09-29 20:33:03 +0000)