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I'm pleased to hear that you (passed/ have passed) the exam. Which one is right? [ Closed ] [duplicate]

Could you tell me which is the right sentence please? I'm pleased to hear that you passed the exam. I'm pleased to hear that you have passed the exam. Thanks!
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Simple past or Present perfect with today? [duplicate]

Please look at the following sentences and tell me the difference between them. If you have met him today, then you must consider yourself lucky. If you met him today, then you must consider yourself ...
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Since he was born, he suffered from the disease vs he has suffered from the disease? [duplicate]

Is there any difference? As far as I am concerned, "Since he was born, he has suffered from the disease" means he has still suffered from the disease. So now he is suffering from the disease. "Since ...
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Difference between past simple and present perfect [duplicate]

How are these two sentences different in meaning? 1) She looks very familiar; I have seen her somewhere before. 2) She looks very familiar; I saw her somewhere before.
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“has not sold” vs. “didn't sell”

I got this email from a colleague: I am writing because product #55 has not sold and we would like to expand the list... Is this the right sentence structure or should it be written: I am ...
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“I saw a dog” vs. “I have seen a dog”

I saw a dog. I have seen a dog. What are the differences between them? Did these events happen on the same day?
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What is the difference between “I have eaten” and “I have finished eating”?

What is the difference between "I have eaten" and "I have finished eating"?
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In this sentence, “have heard” vs “heard”?

I have heard recomendations from doctors on TV. I can imply or emphasize that I have heard the recomendations at different times, at different places, not just once before. It can indicate ...
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What is the difference between “What happened?” and “What has happened?”?

Please explain what is the difference between "what happened" and "what has happened?" I know that "has happened" indicates the action completed recently and "happened" refers to the action finished ...
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i have thought or i thought? [closed]

I thought about this recently. I have thought about this recently. I was thinking about this recently. What tense should i use?
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Using perfect constructions after “since”

From OneRepublic's song "Feel again": It's been a long time coming since I've seen your face From Kelly Clarkson's song "Since U Been Gone": Here's the thing we started out friends It was ...
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“Would have + past participle” in The Scarlet Letter

From The Scarlet Letter: Amongst any other population, or at a later period in the history of New England, the grim rigidity that petrified the bearded physiognomies of these good people would ...
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Is something still in the fridge?

When I say I've put something in the fridge, It means that it's still in the fridge or it maybe out of the fridge? Does this sentence mean a finished action or an unfinished action?
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Perfect tense + before

Yesterday I came across an utterance that has been bugging me ever since. I've been listening to ArtistX before he collabed with the GroupX, and I've listened to the GroupX before I listened to ...
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“The last two nights in Las Vegas (have been/were?) wonderful”

"The last two nights in Las Vegas have been wonderful." Is this sentence grammatically correct? I think it's better to use past simple as the last two nights are finished now.

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