What is difference between these two sentences :

sentence 1 : He has currently been a teacher

sentence 2 : He is currently a teacher

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He is currently a teacher./ He is currently working as a teacher in a primary school.

This sentence is grammatically correct. Currently being an adverb modifies the verb "is". This sentence indicates that the boy is a teacher and is continuing with that profession. The sentence represents the whole situation to be in present tense (or present continuous tense).

He has currently been a teacher./ He has currently been working as a teacher in a primary school.

This statement is wrong. Currently refers to only the present time. Hence cannot be used in past tense nor the present perfect tense, since it starts in the past and continues in the present. Not acceptable.

An alternative for the second statement will be:

He has been a teacher for a while now.

As for your question, the usage of "currently" is proper only in the first sentence, not the second one.

  • Currently refers only to the present, so you cannot say "he has been currently [something]. Sep 24, 2020 at 14:29
  • Yeah the meaning of currently states that. So you mean, it is only used in simple present tense? Sep 24, 2020 at 14:35
  • That's what it says in the dictionary. Do you disagree with that? Sep 24, 2020 at 14:40
  • I don't disagree with the meaning. I did not create that. Thanks. I will edit it. Sep 24, 2020 at 14:43
  • I am currently living in Bristol. I have been living here for some years. Sep 24, 2020 at 14:44

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