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What is the difference between these two sentences (“was created” vs “has been created”)? [duplicate]

What is the difference between these two sentences: The first feature-length comedy film was created by Charlie Chaplin. The first feature-length comedy film has been created by Charlie Chaplin. ...
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What is the difference between I was there, and I have been there? [duplicate]

I was there twice last year. I have been there twice in the last year.
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past perfect with 'when' [duplicate]

Alice walked to the door when the doorbell rang Alice walked to the door when the doorbell had rung In (1) it is clear in which order the actions occured. The doorbell rang. Then, Alice walked to ...
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I miss you like I (have) never missed someone else [duplicate]

Which one of the following phrases is correct? I'm unsure about using present perfect or not. I miss you like I've never missed someone else. I miss you like I never missed someone else.
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What’s the difference between these two “she saw”, “she has seen”? [duplicate]

I want to ask you what is the difference between these two sentences: She has seen the real meaning in these messages She saw the real meaning in these messages And to know if both of them ...
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Confusion present perfect and simple past [duplicate]

I have an argument with my girlfriend about this sentence : "I have not drunk enough water today" But I would rather say : "I have not drank enough water today" What do you think? We're struggling ...
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Why is it more natural to say "when I had opened the windows, I sat down and had a cup of tea" than "when I opened...? [duplicate]

The book Practical English Usage by Michael Swan says that the sentence When I had opened the windows, I sat down and had a cup of tea. is more natural than When I opened the windows, I sat ...
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I/I've borrowed it from my friend [duplicate]

I was wondering about past simple and present perfect lately. It was a long path of understanding these 2 tenses, I think I finally understand the meaning of "context" that can occur or not. When ...
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how can I avoid using 2 different tenses instead of each other? [duplicate]

Background: My name is Ali. I live in IRAN and my mother tounge is Farsi. My reference book in studying grammar is English Grammar in Use written by Raymond Murphy and I am sure you are familiar with ...
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it crashed my browser or it has crashed my browser [duplicate]

Which one is correct? Please let me know. It crashed my browser or it has crashed my browser. Comments are appreciated.
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"Have seen" vs "saw"? [duplicate]

I have seen a plane. Here, what is the meaning of the sentence above? I understand the basic meaning of 'have pp'. The sentence above means that I have just seen a plane? Or I have seen a plane ...
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Past perfect tense and simple past [duplicate]

When Jack entered the room, I had not recognized him because he lost so much weight. For above sentence,I use past perfect tense(had not recognized),because there were two situations in the past. ...
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Past perfect and present perfect [duplicate]

Are the following sentences correct? 1) They were dating for the longest time but then they broke up, because she cheated on him. 2) I've gone grocery shopping this morning. 3) I had never ...
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confused about present perfect and simple past uses [duplicate]

I always read that we should use the present perfect with actions started in the past and finished and has some influence in the present. And also we can't use the present perfect with finished time ...
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"it's what happened" vs. "it's what has happened" [duplicate]

Note: This post is not about the concept of present perfect. It's not about the general rules either. It is about real life context. I know the general rules I just don't know how do I use some of ...
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