“i was told” or “i have been told”, which one appropriate?

“i was told” or “i have been told”, which one appropriate?

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  1. “I was told” is preferred over “I’ve been told” in the present tense because the former indicates that the speaker is already aware of the information given, therefore, it is not necessary to say “I have been told”.

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  2. In general, use “I have heard” or “I have been told” if you are reporting what you have heard or what you have been told. Use “I was told” when the subject is the person who told you something.

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