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For questions about use of the present perfect, a verb construction which implies a present state arising out of a past eventuality.

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Why is The Present Perfect form used in sentence with the past time marker? [on hold]

Yesterday Google has released a new free course on developing Android apps with Kotlin. Check it out on Udacity: Here's a link on Twitter I'm confused with such using of Past Perfect, i.e. I ...
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what is better in this case

please add this record to the parcel if you have found it or you found it I think both tenses are ok in this case but for me the first version is better because it has an impact on the present ...
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Passive-voice and present-perfect

I'm learning passive-voice and something is really confusing for me. I learnt that I can't say "Hamlet has been written by Shakespeare" because Shakespeare is dead so there's no link with the present ...
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Is “I had better ring him” grammatically correct?

My English teacher was explaining simple past and present perefect tenses and he threw the following sentence I'd better ring him I thought he meant "I would", but he said it is I had. I don't ...
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Can “during the last few months” be used with present perfect?

Here are the sentences: We haven’t eaten at that restaurant during the last few months. We didn’t eat at that restaurant during the last few months. I think during implies the duration has ...
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Present prefect or past at grew

i grew up in Chicago, but i haven't been back there since my brother's wedding. in this sentence i thought it's possible "i have grown up in Chicago~~~" but in my book it shows only "grew" as a ...
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On the difference bewteen present perfect simple and continuous

I've done a quiz here to check my understanding of the difference between the present perfect simple and continuous. I made two mistakes and I don't understand why I'm wrong. What I answered: Q5: ...
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present continuous and present perfect

i have some question about present continuous and present perfect. first is present continuous if you "are opening" warehouse, good transport links and cheap rental costs will be a priority. what ...
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Why is present perfect used with specific date in this sentence?

As far as I know, it is an absolute rule that present perfect is not used with specific date. However, I saw this sentence in the beginning of a video in this TIME article: 11 people have died in a ...
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“I have written a book” or “I wrote a book” in this sentence? [duplicate]

Past perfect vs Past simple problems always baffle me.. When I want to talk about my experience of writing a book and getting a revision on it in the past, should I use past perfect? or simple past? ...
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Which one is right “I have talked to him, and he gave me some advises” or “I have talked to him, he has given me some advises” [closed]

Which one is right: I have talked to him, and he gave me some advises. or: I have talked to him, he has given me some advises.
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Why is there a difference between these two sentences

Why is it possible to write this: I have had but could not keep and not that I have had my camera for 3 weeks, I sold it yesterday I don't see the difference: both verbs are in present ...
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Why present perfect in this case instead of past perfect

I thought of you as everything I've had but could not keep Lou Reed: Pale Blue Eyes why could not keep?" Have had" means that he lost his girl very recently, it refers to the present or a very very ...
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have you been to London before/ were in London before?

Is this your first time in London or have you been to London before? vs Is this your first time in London or were you in London before? *situation : a local is taking a tourist for a city tour * ...
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Since vs before, which a conjunction should I use in present or past perfect tense?

A Conjunction of "since" is used in present perfect tense, and that of "before" is used in past perfect tense. for example A staff working at the company has found the document since his or her boss ...
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Present perfect tense with specific time definition 'as well'

I have found a question like below. I _________ (miss) the bus and then I ________ (miss) the aeroplane as well! According to my view point answer is this; I missed (miss) the bus and ...
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What difference does the use of present simple/ present perfect respectively make in the meaning of the given sentences

Ashley promised herself that she won't talk to her cousins unless she gets the scholarship. Vs Ashley promised herself that she won't talk to her cousins unless she has gotten the scholarship. ...
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once you reach home/have reached home

Call me once you reach home. vs Call me once you have reached home. what is the difference? also I'll only be satisfied after I pass my test with good marks. vs I'll only be satisfied after ...
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Is it possible to use present perfect simple for a continuous and ongoing activity?

For me it's easier beccause since I have been doing music I have always sung in french in that case I have always sang seems a continuously and ongoing action which has not stopped yet. Why not I ...
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“since you have kids” or since “you have had kids”

Do you think your relationship with your wife has changed since you have kids? I am not sure whether the tense in the bold part is used correct. I would use the present perfect (you have had kids).
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(have+something+past participle) Vs (have+past participle+something)

I have a confusion about word-order in present perfect tense and past perfect tense.(The tenses that have auxilary verb) A) I have cleaned all the carpets. B)I have all the carpets cleaned. C)I ...
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I HAVE HAD+ FOR then, SINCE(atypical present perfect usage)

Let's say you are an ESL that has been learning English for numerous months. Because of this, you haven't used your mother tongue to converse since your English learning started. One day, one of your ...
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Why is it “He has appeared in several films” instead of “He appeared”?

I have seen this sentence in an English book. My brother is an actor. He has appeared in several films. I can't find out that why we use present perfect here. Can someone explain it, please? I ...
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Use of were or have been [closed]

Which sentence is grammatically correct? There were no rains for a long time. Or There have been no rains for a long time.
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Can I use present perfect in this context?

After finishing my homework I will check for the mistakes that I have made I'm skeptical about if I can use present perfect in this context and besides with conjunction can present perfect be used ...
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Question about Present Perfect (the implication of continuous)

I have a question about present perfect with this sentence: The country has been ravaged by the war. When I asked my English native speaker friends, they said the war was occurring and now is NOT ...
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How can I explain the difference between simple past and present perfect? [duplicate]

The simple past and the present perfect both express things that have happened in the past. How can I explain the difference?
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Do these sentences for recommending others to search on Google, sound patronizing? [closed]

And are they natural? In what situation will you use it? Why not google it? Why don't you google it? I think you can google it. You'd better google it. I'd google it if I were you.
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we were talking and catching up on what we’ve been doing

A: Well, we were talking and catching up on what we've been doing, talking about work and family, when all of a sudden, Matt saw a mouse run under his chair and he completely lost it! He started ...
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difference between “Has won” and “won”

Should I use "Has won" or "won" in the following context? Here's the text: John: Subha, did you know our school team has won/won today's soccer match? Me: No! I didn't know that. With the ...
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What is the difference between “are being done” and “have been done”?

I have received a feedback to change the following sentence: Periodical reviews have been performed... to Periodical reviews are being performed... Which of the sentences is correct, or are ...
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Indirect speech: If Pres.Perf. becomes Past Perf. and Past Simple also becomes Past Perf. What was in direct sentence?

Could you please help me to realize the reverse operation. If Pres.Perf. becomes Past Perf. and Past Simple also becomes Past Perf. how can I define what was in direct speech? For example: Indirect ...
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Correct uses of Perfect continuous Tense

Between them which one is right? Indira Banerjee who was the Chief Justice of Madras, has recently been elevated to Apex Court. Indira Banerjee who was the Chief Justice of Madras, had ...
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The present perfect tense describing a future event?

I was working out an online Enlish test, and came up into this question: I'll get in touch with you as soon as I _____ the results. Your Answer: am informed to Correct: have been ...
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Is it wrong to say “when I was a child, I have eaten a lot of sweets”?

I think we need to say "when I was a child, I ate a lot of sweets" Similarly, is it wrong to say "frequently I have feigned sleep, preoccupation, or a hostile levity when I realized by some ...
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Tense slip: “have done sth when I realized”?

Most of the confidences were unsought —frequently I have feigned sleep, preoccupation, or a hostile levity when I realized by some unmistakable sign that an intimate revelation was quivering on the ...
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Why two tenses are used in this situation?

Quote:- By the age of two or three, the infant has reached toddler stage. In terms of cognitive development, this means, he has learned to play make-believe games and uses his imagination more. ...
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present perfect can be replaced with past

I was watching a film in which appears a conversation like this. two persons were talking in front of the king then after the conversation finished the king says: "must go to bed, I'm tired but I'm ...
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Present perfect or Past simple with “again”?

I need your help and explanation. Which of these sentences is correct? Have you forgotten it again? or Did you forget it again? I think the first sentence is correct, since the ...
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Being+verb vs. present perfect continuous

In the movie ''The Accountant'' by Ben Affleck, there was a scene where he has spotted an embezzlement in the company. And then, he said it to Anna Kendrick(another accountant) particularly in this ...
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I can't remember the last time that I have had breakfast vs … had eaten breakfast

What is the difference between these expressions: I can't remember the last time that I have had breakfast vs. I can't remember the last time that I have eaten breakfast Thank you in advance.
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Past simple or present perfect for “I am aware of what I [did/have done]”?

Is the following correct: I am aware of what I did. Or, is it supposed to be: I am aware of what I've done. Can someone explain?
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Using “when” to talk about the future

When the new park opens, I’ll go there every day. When the new park has opened, I'll go there every day. Can we use both of these? What is the difference between them?
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Present perfect vs present perfect progressive [duplicate]

We have been living in Saudi Arabia .. We have lived in Saudi Arabia ... What is the difference between them, or they are the same in meaning ? And what do you understand, when you hear ...
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Which tense to use after “I didn't know”

I have been married for 10 years and someone tells me that I married the wrong man. Because I resent that remark I want to answer saying something like this: I didn't know that I have been ...
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Present perfect simple tense in conditionals

The present perfect tense is used in the sentence below but here and here, they do not use the present perfect. Can we use present perfect simple tense in conditional sentences like the sentence ...
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Confused why the writer used fixed instead of fix

Confused why the writer used fixed instead of fix Here are the examples: Let's get this fixed," and you pay for the repair again. "We've got to get this fixed right now," Ryan said. Since the item ...
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Present perfect or past simple in that case

I am terribly sorry I think I have broken/broke your watch when I dropped it off ! think present perfect is better to emphasize the fact that she does not work now . Am I right ?
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Why the present perfect tense?

If you've got family, you've got drama. Well, I think this is a fact, at least from the speaker's point of view, so I would say: If you get family, you get drama. It's like if water boils, it ...
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present perfect or simple past for a recent event with adverb of time

If I have been in hospital for 2 weeks and I have just returned home, I say "I have been in hospital for 2 weeks". It is a recent event. After I have been home for a few days I will probably say "I ...