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Present Perfect

Posted: Tue Apr 23, 2019 8:58 pm
by HosseinM
Is it correct?
Alice, next appeared to has been a news photographer, not an amateur one.

Re: Present Perfect

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 3:21 am
by Joe
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?

Re: Present Perfect

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 4:43 am
by HosseinM
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.

Re: Present Perfect

Posted: Wed Apr 24, 2019 5:11 am
by Joe
Iā€™m still confused šŸ˜ but perhaps it could be:

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