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comment Is the use of the word “been” necessary or proper when discussing a completed event?
I am a lawyer, as is the person who edits my brief, and I think we both have a decent command of the English language and rules, but neither of us are experts. That's why I asked. Thanks once again.
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comment Is the use of the word “been” necessary or proper when discussing a completed event?
Thank you for the answer. Just to clarify the situation, should it make any difference, I am writing a legal brief. I am making the point that the legal proceeding that was commenced in a Court to stay and enjoin an arbitration proceeding is moot, since the arbitration proceeding has (or has been) concluded. Thus, it makes no difference who, how or why the proceeding ended, just that it has ended. With that that context in mind, I was wondering if using the "been" is proper.
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asked Is the use of the word “been” necessary or proper when discussing a completed event?