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sparrow2
 one year ago
why is present perfect present if it is about past action?
sparrow2
 one year ago
why is present perfect present if it is about past action?

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sparrow2
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I HOPE YOU ARE NATIVE SPEAKER :)

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Present Perfect is used to say that an action happened at an unspecified time before now. The exact time is not important. You cant use the Present Perfect with specific time expressions such as: yesterday, one year ago, last week, etc. You can use the Present Perfect with unspecific expressions such as: once, several times, before, so far, etc.

sparrow2
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0i know but still if anyone can help

sparrow2
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0will be hugely appreciated

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0work is now completed at present time. that's why it present. #TenseRules

sparrow2
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0action,which describes past simple, is alos completed at present time.so what's difference?

triciaal
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1do you have an example?

sparrow2
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0i need general concept,not for specific one.how native speaker use it(comparing ti past simple). know know that when u have definite time you use past simple but still confused

triciaal
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.1the present perfect is used for emphasis. Something that happened already but affects the present. example "I have checked a million times but cannot find the error in my calculation" . "I have never seen that before."

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0past simple work completed at a particular moment. present perfect work was started at a particular moment, now is completed at present moment. ( transient work)

sparrow2
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0if i say i have lived here for 2 years . does it mean that i'm living here now too?

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0if you are saying "i lived there for 2 years" that implies you don't live there anymore, but by saying "i have lived here for 2 years" you're saying you still live here, since "here" means the place you are at now, if any of that makes sense to you

anonymous
 one year ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0and "there" refers to a place you are not at
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