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recently past simple or present perfect
i have confusion with adv recently: we can use the word with both times. Then how to understand the sentences: I saw him recently. I have seen them recently.
Re: recently past simple or present perfect
The word 'recently can suggest: 1) not long ago and 2. during the short period of past time extending up to the present moment.
Originally Posted by alimov
If we see it as #1, which is more common in AmE. we use a past tense. If we see it as #2, which is more common in BrE, we use a present perfect.
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