The team has been playing better with John Smith.

The team is played better with John Smith.

What is difference between the above?

I think the first is described the action and the second, the existing situation.


Thank you
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>The team is played better

This "is" was used several hundreds of year ago:-)in English, it's been obsoleted by "has."

The first shows continuity to the present.
The corrected 2nd one shows on and off behavior to the present.
Both sentences are observations that somebody is making about the effect of John being on this team.

The first sentence has the unwritten but understood idea "since John Smith joined the team."

The second sentence, which should be The team plays better with John Smith, is just a general observation that doesn't bring any specific time into the idea.

Richard

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