How to answer the question "How have you been"?
When someone asks me, "How have you been," how should I answer?
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Hello! "How have you been?" is a greeting, similar to "How are you?" but instead of only asking how you are at present, it is used with people you have already met, people that you know, to ask how you have been doing since the last time they saw you. You could say "I've been well, thanks." and then share something you have done, somewhere you have been, something new you can share with the person. For example, I've been well, thanks. I started a new job. / I visited my family in Toronto. / I've been busy but I will have some time off next month. I hope this helps ( :
U can answer i have been aswon depends on your mood
a classic British response would be - not bad thanks . For more classic British replies - book a lesson with me
It basically means "how are you?" since they saw you last. So you could be good now, but maybe 6 months ago you broke your leg and it was sore for a while. It is okay now but it is worth mentioning that that happened since you saw them last! Hope that helps.
I would answer it like "I've been pretty good-pretty bad,-so-so, how have you been?" you can definitely answer it in various ways.
How have you been is actually an open ended question! This implies that you can actually say anything about the past since the individual last communicated with you!
How have you been The answe is ? I have been busy working . I've been traveling quite a bit since we saw each other last christmas. How has he / she been? Gabby's been practicing cooking quite a bit
Because it’s a greeting! You could answer by saying-“ not too bad, so far, so good, or just great”
i would usually answer something along the lines of “I've been good! how was you been?”
Now one must remember the correct use of "been" we must understand the difference between have been and must have been.Have been is a term which can be used in 2 terms..What has been going on..or what has happened. So if we add the ending "ing" this implies a reocuring or continuous action or feeling.Examples what have you been doing. As opposed where have you been.Than you must have been tired after working so many daysAs well if we add have/has been this implies action,or ocurrence. So as always content and context!!
There are different ways how to respond to the question "How have you been?" - I'm doing really well, thank you - I think I'm doing good, thank you - Better than some, not as good as others - Not too bad - Surviving, I guess