When it is a statement about a habit, a regular event, or things like that, what tense do we use in a noun clause: simple past or present perfect?
Whenever I go out, I have to check multiple times whether I have locked the door or not.
Whenever I go out, I have to check multiple times whether I locked the door or not.
In my view:
Using simple past here is weird because it sounds like a specific event that happened in the past.
Using present perfect is ok to my ears, but I don't know why.
Can you tell me why?