We got into a grammar discussion at the office.
Given I have write-access to a page and I selected an option
Given I have write-access to a page and I have selected an option
- Are both grammatically correct?
- Is one is better than the other?
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Both are grammatically correct, except 'have selected' is present perfect tense. If it was a one time write access and occured in the distant past, then I would use 'I selected'.
However, 'have selected' is more appropriate if it is:
The present perfect tense is normally used for the above reasons. For example, 'have' is an auxiliary (helping) verb as it adds more information to the main verb 'selected'.