Beda There Was/ There Were dan There Has Been/ There Have Been

Beda There Was/ There Were dan There Has Been/ There Have Been – Selain kata “there is” dan “there are”, Anda juga pasti sering mendengar atau menemukan kata “ there was” dan “there were”. Namun, sebenarnya bagaimana perbedaan penggunaan dua kata ini? Tidak perlu bingung lama lagi, mari simak pembahasan menarik di bawah ini.

1. There Was / There Were (Di sana)

Kata “there was” dan “there were” yang artinya adalah di sana dalam bentuk lampau (past) sementara there is / there are ( di sana) untuk bentuk saat ini (present). Mari bandingkan kalimat di bawah ini!

a. There is a good film on TV every day.

    There was a good film on TV last night.

b. There are letters from Andi this morning.

    There were letters from Andi last morning.

 

2. There Has Been/ There Have Been (di sana)

Kedua kata di atas mempunyai arti di sana telah untuk bentuk *present perfect (kejadian yang sudah/ telah terjadi). Perbedaanya terletak pada pola berikut!

     a. There has been + singular noun

Contoh:

Look! There’s been an accident. (Di sana telah terjadi kecelakaan)

(there’s been = there has been)

     b. There have been + plural noun

Contoh:

Look! There have been many accidents. (Di sana telah terjadi banyak kecelakaan)

Bagaimana? Sudah semakin bertambah paham bagaimana membedakan penggunaan kata “there was/ there were” dan “ there has been/there have been?” Setelah membaca penjelasan jelas di atas, pastikan Anda segera menggunakannya baik dalam tulisan dan percakapan.

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