Has, Has Been & Had Been
Where should we use "has" or "has been" or "had been" in a conversation?
You should use them according to their meanings.
First, check out the meanings of "has" (have).
Here are some examples:
- She has a new hat. (= She owns a new hat)
- She has eaten lunch already. (= She completed eating lunch already)
- They have been married for 30 years. (= Their marriage lasted for the last 30 years)
- We have been waiting since 2 o'clock. (= The waiting lasted since 2 o'clock)
- He had been very tired before he fell asleep. (First he was tired, and then he fell asleep)
- She had been watching movies until the phone rang. (First, she was watching movies, and then the phone rang.)