What is the meaning and reason for using has been in the sentence below?

In the past few weeks, the highest fresh stock that [the] hospital has received has been 7000 injections.

Is it correct if we use "....has received is 7000 injections"?

  • A present perfect action can have direct object...
    – Lambie
    Commented May 13, 2023 at 22:18

1 Answer 1


Both are correct. The "has been" version suggests this may change -- the hospital may receive a greater fresh stock. With "is", it's just a fact.

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