Example sentences of "[pron] 've be [verb] to " in BNC.

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1 And in the last couple of years I 've been listening to music that 's going in the same direction , like The Beach Boys , for instance , but trying to keep it within a guitar format .
2 As for The Roches , we 've been big , big fans of theirs since way back — I 've been listening to them since I was about 13 .
3 I 've been listening to that a lot .
4 I 've been listening to you ringing the bell . "
5 That huge estate in Scotland — ; I 've been listening to Mamma and Mrs Talbot with half an ear , you never know what you might miss — and you do n't hunt . ’
6 I 've been listening to your programme all morning so .
7 I 've been listening to it for a while .
8 That I see the faces I 've been gutted to ashes .
9 I 've been sentenced to death .
10 " I 've been proving to Graham I really did have some wine and it smashed . "
11 Well then about a month later he said he rung June and said I 've been speaking to Geoff he said and th they wan na hi er hire a car for a week .
12 Yes , well she was all , so I 've been speaking to her for weeks when she did n't
13 I 've been trying to be a footballer , and that is n't me .
14 I 've got a trainee manager at the moment and I 've been trying to he 's just making such a balls up it 's easier not to .
15 I 've been trying to .
16 For twelve months , I 've been trying to er , when I realised that that was put on my cleaning bill , it seemed to be so unfair that the little ol and the lady who , up till now has has cleaned for me , because the home help service , no longer just does cleaning .
17 So I 've been trying , I 've been trying to sort of , I I was arguing saying , I do n't think that 's true .
18 I 've been asked to dinner by one of the neighbours . ’
19 Today I 've been thinking to myself , I 've only got the sleeves to put in that dress — when am I going to have the time to do it' ?
20 So , you know what these girls are , they sort of I personally , you know , as it were a trained scientist , a certified chemist who you tend to , to take a , a slightly er diagnostic view of things , but that 's not quite right , but you take a slightly objective view of things and I , I , I , I 've been thinking to myself ah it is rotten unfair on girls because sometimes sort of between about fifteen and twenty five , but now I suppose because they 're all growing up so much earlier it 's between ten and twenty , they have a pretty monumental change , they , and , and it 's not a bundle of laughs but they can talk to their friends , they can see their friends and talk to their mothers , they can get a vague way it 's gon na affect them and they can you know , sort of , let's say twenty , twenty five settle into a routine which has variations every , during the four weeks and they vary between individuals , I mean it 's well known
21 but I 've been reinstated to twenty three pounds
22 But I 've been taught to mind my own business , so I wo n't need an answer to that . ’
23 " I 've been invited to a dance . "
24 Yeah , I attended , I used to run an A T C squad , well I used to run the two different ones in London , and A T C squadrons , and I must say I 've been invited to the last two open nights .
25 I 've been invited to a party next weekend .
26 I 've been tied to older people , my father … riveted to him .
27 Just came in to say I 've been summoned to the presence .
28 I 've been coming to games at the Manor since I was 10 … not every week like but since three seasons ago I have n't missed a match — I 've been to them all .
29 I 've been coming to the show every week , ’ he explained .
30 I 've been coming to conference for the last fifteen years to help build the grand union which we 've got today and I 'm not gon na sit back and watch this carved up , for nobody , for nobody .
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