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Which answer will best fit in the following sentence?
The Canadian bobsled team ____________ training for years to prepare for the Winter Olympics

Which answer will best fit in the following sentence?

<br/>The Canadian bobsled team  ____________  training for years to prepare for the Winter Olympics

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A. Have been training
B. Were training
C. Has been training
D. Been training

This question is part of English Proficiency Skills
Asked by Diagmy, Last updated: Sep 12, 2020

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K. Myers

K. Myers

K. Myers
K. Myers, Blogger, Chicago

Answered Aug 22, 2018

Grammar is important when writing English. One of the basic forms of grammar includes the correct use of has and have. Have is often used with I, they and we and other plurals such as squirrels. However, has is used with singular people such as she, he and it as well as terms referring to a single group such as team.

In this example, the team is a group of people. Although it contains many people, it is itself a single group. Hence, it uses has. This is why the correct term to use is ‘has been training’. It can take some time for beginners to master this concept. However, once you manage to do so, using have or has becomes second nature.

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John Adney

John Adney

John Adney
John Adney

Answered May 10, 2017

Why not have? i don't understand when to use has and have.
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John Smith

John Smith

John Smith
John Smith

Answered May 11, 2017

Has been training
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