Been and Being
Some writers occasionally the words being and been. Both been and being are both of the verb to be. As a rule, been always comes after the auxiliary or helping verbs has, have, and had. ‘Being’ on the other hand is also a verb (). It is the present participle of the verb ‘be’. ‘Being’ is always used to form continuous tenses. It is always used after the auxiliary or helping verbs is, are, was, and were.
I have been around for five hours.
They have been doing the work lately.
The issue has been settled.
I have never been to Nigeria.
John had been studying before it started raining.
It has been six years since I left school.
The book had been with Mark all this while.