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These are the words spoken by a cinema hero, about fight sequences in a newspaper interview

But I have done riskier action scenes in my prime.


Why "have done (present perfect format)" is used here? Can we use past tense or past perfect formats as given below? If so, what is the difference in meaning in these three forms?

But I had done riskier action scenes in my prime

But I did riskier action scenes in my prime

  • Had done would only make sense if the action is one stage further back in the past. "Yesterday, I told the interviewer that I had done riskier action scenes in my prime." – Kate Bunting Dec 14 '19 at 9:37
  • @KateBunting So both "Have done" and "did" are acceptable? If so, is there any difference in meaning or context? – ramteja guthikonda Dec 14 '19 at 9:50
  • Well, I suppose "I did" suggests that he is thinking of 'his prime' as being long past, and "I have done" that he is thinking of the action scenes as part of his lifetime's achievements. I hope this makes sense. – Kate Bunting Dec 14 '19 at 10:01

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