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    Smile Re: Past Simple or Present Perfect?

    Quote Originally Posted by king of darkness View Post
    the word saw is the suitable word it should be using here, cause the word yesterday had clarified the time which is past simple, cause if we choose have seen that means we will not need to the word yesterday which located in the end of the sentence as the rule says.

    but with yesterday we use the simple past tense.

    for example we can say I saw King of Darkness yesterday.
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    I have seen King of Drakness.
    I think you're right...... now a see, so the correct answer would be

    I saw him yesterday.

    because of the specific time

    thank you

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    Smile Re: Past Simple or past Perfect?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anita1 View Post
    I had my hair cut. help with grammar please
    Hi, Anita

    I got my hair cut (it means someone else do it for you)

    I hope it can help.

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    Default Re: Past Simple or Present Perfect?

    saw is correct because action is not going on. And we use yesterday in past simple tense.

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    Default Re: Past Simple or Present Perfect?

    The past simple is definitely the correct tense in the above situation. But why isn't present perfect right?

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    Default Re: Past Simple or Present Perfect?

    With these time indicators: yesterday, the day before yesterday, when I was a child, last Tuesday, a fortnight ago etc. we must use the past simple.

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    Default Re: Past Simple or Present Perfect?

    I saw them yesterday, this is right sentence.
    bcoz here is mantion yesterday, thts why we use Past Simple..

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    Default Re: Past Simple or Present Perfect?

    I have selected the first one

    because of ( yesterday ) ,

    but if you want to seletc ( have seen )

    yesterday must be removed .

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    Default Re: Past Simple or Present Perfect?

    Past simple, indeed. because there a specific time. But, present perfect is used to emphasis the action and with no specific time. I hope I helped you.

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    Default Re: Past Simple or Present Perfect?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    I could say 'I haven't had lunch today', unfished time and I expect to have luch. If I have left my office and am on the bus home I could say 'I did a lot of work today'. Here, the day has not ended, but the working part has and I don't expect to do any more work.
    Well, we can use "Today" with both past simple and present perfect.

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    Default Re: Past Simple or Present Perfect?

    Yes, we can. And I am sorry that I cannot correct the typos in my original post.

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