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Why do we use "is" instead of "has been" in the below example?

Lisa is in Germany. She (is/has been) there on a business trip.

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    This question is off-topic. Can you say what you think it should be, and the reason you are questioning your choice?
    – Astralbee
    Oct 3, 2022 at 11:41

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Both are possible, in suitable contexts.

Without any particular context, has been there will be likely to interpreted in the special meaning of have/had been meaning "gone somewhere and returned", and so it will not fit with the first sentence.

But in answer to a question that sets the focus on recent time, like "What have your sisters been doing the last couple of weeks?", you version with has been is fine.

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