How do you say I have been busy?

How do you say I have been busy?

Below are 10 English expressions that’ll do the job much better.

  1. I’m preoccupied. Imagine someone knocking on your office door while you’re having a meeting.
  2. I’m tied up.
  3. I have a lot on my plate.
  4. I’m juggling a lot right now.
  5. I don’t have the bandwidth.
  6. I’m spread pretty thin.
  7. I’m swamped.
  8. I’m buried in work.

How do you say you have been busy lately?

I’ve got a lot going on. Things are crazy. I have so much to do. I’ve been crazy busy lately….More work specific:

  1. I am just swimming in work these days.
  2. I have so many odds and ends to take care of.
  3. We’ve been spread pretty thin these days with so many assignments.

Have been busy lately meaning?

I’ve been very busy lately” or “I’ve been very busy these days” to suggest that being busy has happened, it’s still happening, and it’s a big part of your life.

Is I have been busy correct?

1 Answer. The correct way is “I have been busy”, because “I have” is the present perfect tense of the verb “have”, which is used for actions that began and are still ongoing. So, “I have been busy” means that the action began in the past and has been taking place until now.

Can I Say been busy?

2-can I say “I have been busy (for/since/over) the last 2 days”. For an answer to (2), yes you can say ‘I have been busy for/over the last 2 days’. For (1), this might not be a technical response, but I would say that ‘I have been busy’ carries some implication that you are still busy.

How many ways to say I am busy?

Ways to say – I am busy

Phrases Examples
Up to one’s neck I am up to my neck.
Up to one’s ears I am up to my ears this entire week.
Tied up I’m very much tied up this month; let’s meet next month.
Agenda or diary is full Sorry, my agenda/diary is full right now.

How do you say I’m busy professionally?

10 great words to use instead of “busy”

  1. Tied up. Example: I’m a little tied up with this new project.
  2. Occupied. Example: She’s a bit occupied today dealing with new staff.
  3. Overstretched.
  4. Over-extended.
  5. Overloaded.
  6. Swamped.
  7. Snowed under.
  8. To have enough/rather a lot/too much on one’s plate at the moment.

What’s another word for very busy?

Some common synonyms of busy are assiduous, diligent, industrious, and sedulous. While all these words mean “actively engaged or occupied,” busy chiefly stresses activity as opposed to idleness or leisure.

What is the meaning of being busy?

1a : engaged in action : occupied She’s busy studying. has enough work to keep him busy for a while. b : being in use found the telephone busy. 2 : full of activity : bustling a busy seaport. 3 : foolishly or intrusively active : meddling a busy, fussy sort of man much concerned with regulating everything— A. M. Young.

How do you use recently and lately?

When we look at use (refer to the sentences you wrote down), we use recently to refer to any event or events in the near past. ‘I saw him recently’ or ‘I have seen quite a few of my classmates recently. ‘ We use lately to refer to a recurring event, but often not a singular one.

Was busy or been busy?

“I have been busy” means you were busy for an extended period of time. “I was busy” mean you were busy temporarily. “I have been busy” means you were busy for an extended period of time. “I was busy” mean you were busy temporarily.

What tense is have been busy?

In this case, you should use the past simple tense. “I’ve been busy for the last week.” The present perfect with ‘for’ is used to refer to a period of time, so you could say: I’ve been busy for a week.

How do you say it was a busy day?

What is another word for very busy?

What is another way to say busy?


  • active,
  • assiduous,
  • bustling,
  • diligent,
  • employed,
  • engaged,
  • hopping,
  • industrious,

How do you describe a busy day?

It is hectic. We use this expression when we have many things and activities to do. “Hectic” means to be very busy and full of activity. We also use the word “hectic” to talk about our day.

Is it correct to say lately?

We use lately for states or for repeated events, mostly with the present perfect: She says she’s been feeling tired lately. I think she’s working too much. He’s been studying hard lately.

Is it lately or recently?

“Recently” can refer to any event or events in the near past. “Lately” can refer to any recurring event in the near past, or to a single event when one is saying that it did not happen in the near past.

What does I’ve been busy mean?

I have been busy. Tells you nothing about the present or future, but tells you that I was busy from some time in the past right up to some time very close to the present. My purpose in using present perfect is to explain to you something about the past. I am busy.