Could you tell me if there is any difference between you were wrong before and you have been wrong before? For example:

Person A: I'll make the right decision.

Person B: Nah. You were wrong before/you've been wrong before.

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To me, you were wrong before suggests that the speaker is referring to a particular occasion.

You have been wrong before means 'There have been some occasions in the past when you have made a wrong decision'.

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