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HosseinM
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Present Perfect

Post by HosseinM » Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:58 pm

Is it correct?
Alice, next appeared to has been a news photographer, not an amateur one.

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Re: Present Perfect

Post by Joe » Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:21 am

There are several problems with your sentence and it is difficult to understand your exact meaning.

However, we can say with certainty that "to has been" is not possible, and should probably be "to have been".

After that, I have these doubts:
Why a comma after Alive?
What is the exact meaning of next?
Why appeared and not appears?
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Re: Present Perfect

Post by HosseinM » Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:43 am

Comma after Alice as I want the reader does a slight pause.
E.g. : Alice first had introduced herself an amateur photographer. But, next it's revealed she is not.
She appeared the one who has been a news photographer basically.

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Re: Present Perfect

Post by Joe » Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:11 am

Iโ€™m still confused ๐Ÿ˜ but perhaps it could be:

Next, Alice appeared to have been a news photographer, not an amateur one.
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