If I want to say that my game crashed in this instant could I use both sentences below?

1 my game has just crashed

2 my game crashed

If not, then what is the difference between 1 and 2?


If you are talking to someone and your game has crashed in just that instant then you may say either 1 or 2.

However, you may also use 2 to describe your game crashing at any point in the past.


Both work the same, but option 2 sounds much more natural. Option 1 makes you sound like a robot, so I would recommend avoiding it.

(This response is specific to American dialect, so it may or may not apply to you.)

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