if your day has been not good or bad, you could say “It’s been okay” / “not too bad” / “it’s been alright”Dec 10, 2017
if your day has been not good or bad, you could say “It’s been okay” / “not too bad” / “it’s been alright”
“How have you been?” is the present perfect tense. … You could also say “How are you?” using the present tense. But because you care about your friend and you knew he was sick, it would be better to ask “How have you been?” He can respond by saying “Oh, I’ve been great,” or “I’ve been feeling much better.”
The sweetest texts are the simplest. Asking her how her day went, or reminding her that you’re thinking of her right now, is a romantic gesture all in itself. In fact, it’s these tiny gestures that are the bread-and-butter of most relationships.
“How have you been up to” doesn’t really make sense to me. “How have you been?” is the same as “how are you”, but you ask it to someone you haven’t seen in a long time. So, you are asking how things are going but over the whole period of time that you haven’t talked to or seen them. … Person A: Hey, long time no see!
“How have you been?” is a common question from native English speakers. It’s asking what you have been up to and how life has been for you from from a certain point in time. … Or maybe since the last time you spoke on the phone. Or it could also be since the last time you sent each other private messages online.
The positive reply is usually Good, thanks, often followed by a similar question. In the UK people may say Yeah, good, thanks, and in the US people may say Real good, thanks.
“How have you been” is a present perfect simple question so your answer can either be an adjective or it should also be in the present perfect. “How have you been” is very similar to “How are you” in meaning.
The most common way of greeting someone both at an informal level and more formally would be: Hello! How are you? to which the standard reply is: Very well, thank you. or: Fine, thank you.
We often start by showing polite interest in what a person has done by asking the question How was your day?, How has your day been? or Did you have a good day? Hi, Annie. How was your day? … In British English, we can ask the same question by saying, How did you get on…?
This just means “what I’ve been doing.” It has nothing to do with parents, or evil. We often ask friends, colleagues, lovers, etc. “What are you up to at the moment?” or “What’ve you been up to?”
What does “what are you up to today” mean? “What are you up to today” means “what are your plans today.” Thus, it is often interpreted as an implicit invitation to do something for the day.
Literally it means “what activities have you participated in recently“. A reply might be, “I’ve started editing that nonfiction book at work and moved to a new apartment.” Figuratively it means “I have not seen you in some time, and am curious about your life since I met you last” and could be answered the same way.
It means- How are you? You can just say- Good.
Where have you been? is asking where one was at a recent time in the past, over an undefined period. It implies nothing about the current location of either the querent or the respondent.
How are you doing? How have you been? How’s everything? How’s it going?
Basically, “It’s a long time” is “It is a long time” and present tense as far as I’m concerned; and “It’s been a long time is “it has been a long time” and past tense. Roniy: you need to use past tense or future. If it’s been a long time since you were at school, that was in the past.
When something hasn’t happened for a long time, we say that it’s been a while. If something takes very long to happen, we say it takes quite a while. Something that happened a long time ago might have happened a while ago. If something happens after a period of time, you say it happened after a while.
If someone says “Long time, no see“, you could say, “Yeah, it’s good to see you after so long!”, “What have you been up to?” or something similar. “Long time to you, too” could be considered a bit aggressive.
Is “How Have You Been” Formal or Informal? While this question is not strictly formal, it isn’t informal either. It is an acceptable question to use in a formal situation with someone you know well. If you don’t know the person, stick with “how are you?” in formal situations.
“How have you been” is usually used to greet someone whom you haven’t seen for a while, I would say more than a few weeks. Even though you can still say “How are you”, by saying “How have you been” or “How’ve you been” you are actually acknowledging the fact that it’s been a long time since you last met.
Re: Where have you been all my life
There is no specific answer – as you suggest, it is a compliment. Gregory could say “Just waiting for you” or “Oh, around and about”.