"My sisters have not been at my house today."

Translation:Minhas irmãs não estiveram em minha casa hoje.

April 28, 2013

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https://www.duolingo.com/gerry11111
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could a construction with "ter" work here as well? That seemed the most literal translation for me.

April 28, 2013

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Yup, since we have "to have" in the sentence. I found a bit weird "have been" used with 'today'

April 28, 2013

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In English it makes perfect sense, since today is not over yet.

What would use with ter in portuguese? "ter sido" was rejected. "ter ficado"?

December 11, 2013

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here you dont use "ter+participle", just the past. Não estiveram may mean "pass by, drop by" and "não ficaram" may refer to an extended period of time.

December 11, 2013

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Can i use the Present Perfect when i say the period? For example (Yestarday, today, last week)?

February 18, 2014
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