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Been — US. [bɪn], UK. [biːn]

Main meanings:

  1. The past participle of the verb “be,” indicating a state of existence or occurrence in the past.
  2. Used to indicate a past experience or involvement in a particular situation.
  3. A form of the verb “be” used with auxiliary verbs to create various tenses in English.


10 simple sentences:

  • She has been to Paris several times.
  • They’ve been working on this project all night.
  • I’ve been feeling tired lately.
  • Has he been to the doctor yet?
  • We’ve been planning this trip for months.
  • It’s been raining all day.
  • She’s been my friend since kindergarten.
  • Have you been studying for the exam?
  • He’s been practicing the piano for hours.
  • They’ve been married for 20 years.


The sentences from movies:

It’s hard to believe it’s only been three months. – Avatar (2009)

I could’ve been killed. – Back to the Future (1985)

What have you been smoking? – Midnight in Paris (2011)

I’ve been reassigned to you. – The Shawshank Redemption (1994)

Has he been shot? – Inception (2010)

It must’ve been Tuesday. – Fight Club (1999)

I’ve been a jerk. – The Mask (1994)

We have been discussing that very topic. – Barbie (2023)

How you been? – Pulp Fiction (1994)

He’s been sick. – The Godfather (1972)

You’ve been there before? – The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

Barton’s been compromised. – The Avengers (2012)

It’s been arranged. – Gladiator (2000)

That must have been it. – Saving Private Ryan (1998)

Ever been on one of these before? – The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

I have been chosen! – Toy Story (1995)

Weather’s been kind. – Snatch. (2000)

Where have you been? – Intouchables (2011)

Sorry, it’s been a while. – Interstellar (2014)

Been hiding out in this neighborhood ever since. – Home Alone (1990)

I believe it’s been in the papers. – The Departed (2006)

Never been better. – Shrek (2001)

I’ve been thinking. – Juno (2007)

It’s been emotional. – Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels (1998)

Been on the beat a long time. – Shutter Island (2010)

I’ve been better. – Gray Man (2022)

Where you been? – The Green Mile (1999)

Well, it’s been six months. – Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991)

It’s always been locked. – Shaun of the Dead (2004)

You done been shrunk! – Despicable Me (2010)

It could have been cancer, buddy. – Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011)

What they’ve been doing. – Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)

But it’s been a way we’ve been able to heal. – The Hunger Games (2012)

It must have been the prawns. – Love Actually (2003)

You don’t know where it’s been. – Ice Age (2002)

Been to the top of the tower? – In Bruges (2008)

You ever been to Subway? – This Is the End (2013)

You been running around? – The Sixth Sense (1999)

Gupta, you been ever married? – The Terminal (2004)

Has it been fifteen minutes? – The Princess Bride (1987)

Everything at last has been arranged. – Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)

If it’d been collect, it would have been daring. – Dead Poets Society (1989)

Must’ve been embarrassing. – Easy A (2010)

Been a while. – Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)

It’s been a big week for UK. – Slumdog Millionaire (2009)

I’ve never been in a floating house before. – Up (2009)

It’s been done. – Friends with Benefits (2011)

He’s been taken up. – Life of Brian (1979)

Had this been an emergency, you’d have been eaten. – Men in Black II (2002)

You’ve been alive all this time. – The Lion King (1994)

Brother, I been there. – No Country for Old Men (2007)

My daughter’s been through enough. – 50 First Dates (2004)