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Does anyone knows how to identify between have pp / have been pp? I have confused until now. For example, "i have known" , "i have been known"

Which one is wrong? And why?

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  • Neither is wrong.
    – user230
    Sep 18, 2014 at 11:59

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In your example, I have known would mean that it was I doing the knowing, whereas I have been known would mean that someone else is doing the knowing about me. So, the difference is actually active and passive voice.

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Have means to possess, own, or hold something that can be a quality, characteristic, or feature.

We use the Present Perfect Continuous have been to show that something started in the past and has continued up until now.

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    "Have known" is present perfect, "have been known" is present perfect passive. "Have" is only an auxiliary verb here, it does not mean "to possess"
    – fluffy
    Sep 18, 2014 at 12:24

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