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Tell me please if I used the right tense in the following sentences.

I have stumbled into the word that I cannot understand. I looked it up in a few dictionaries, but still have a hard time understanding it.

Would it be better to use the Present Perfect in the second sentence or the Past Simple is ok there?

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    Dmyrto: either one. This is one of those "what-you-want-to-say" questions. There is no right or wrong here.
    – Lambie
    May 10 '18 at 19:37
  • It's fine as written. Lambie is correct and either is fine, but I prefer the present simple to indicate that it's a current and ongoing problem for you.
    – Andrew
    May 10 '18 at 21:45
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I would probably say

I stumbled onto a word that I cannot understand. I have looked it up in a few dictionaries, but still have a hard time understanding it.

So to directly answer your question, present perfect seems more natural to me.

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