I hope you're all having a great day.
Isn't it dependent on your point of focus in a given sentence when choosing between the past simple and the present perfect?
For instance, if I have to choose between the two tenses in a sentence that reads:
I have watched soccer all my life, but I ___ today's match.
A) didn't watch.
B) haven't watched.
If my point of focus is the match, I will choose A meaning that the match is over. However if my point of focus is the subject I will choose B meaning that I haven't watched it yet or that I might've tapped it and I'm going to watch it later.
or am I just talking nonsense?