The Grammar GuideVerbsWhat form of verb should be used after "been" or "was"?

What form of verb should be used after "been" or "was"?

What form of verb should be used after "been" or "was"?

When you use was or been you are creating a past participle, so you need to use the past participle form of the verb.

  • Incorrect example: it was wrote
  • Correct example: it was written

The same rule applies with the past perfect:

  • Incorrect example: it had been knew
  • Correct example: it had been known

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