I'm studying English, and I have a problem with present perfect. One of the rules of this tense says that "This tense is used to talk about an action that happened in the past but has it's result now" and "A past action that remains in present"
Ok I can understand the second one but the first one that says about the result is pretty wierd, because every past action has it's result no matter what, if it's result that remains now or little bit further.
The main problem with this tense is when I don't have time reference (since,for etc.)
I've found in forums that it can emphasize the present and the past simple can emphasize the past action but that's incorrect.
Of course there can be some context but to give some informations it must be clear to understand. So it's wierd for me that it can be that difficult to understand.
Here are some examples to show what I understand, if you can add something it would be nice.
- Tony has done his part of job (he did his job and nowe we can use it)
Tony did his part of job (he did his job, that's all even when now we can use it we just inform that he did his job)
He has stolen my watch !!! Catch him ! (he stole the watch, and he still has it so the action of stealling is still ongoing)
He stole my watch !!! Catch him (he stole the watch, maybe he ran away, and he is doing with this watch something else, and now the guy who said that doesn't have the watch now)
I have reinforced the wall (he reinforced the wall, even now)
- I reinforced the wall (he informs that he reinforced the wall but who know what is going on now with this reinforce)
I always have this question like. Why ..... why the autor use this tense.
Of course here is the link I've found some information, if somebody is curious where is this "result" topic [14:53 time] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IQ190KHbgPQ
Thanks for any comment and help. I'm looking for any advice !