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    Had sent / Have sent or what?

    Hi all!

    This is just one of thousands question that I have...

    If I am right:

    I Have sent- Is when I sent something like 2 seconds ago.

    I Had sent- Is when I sent something a few months or years ago.

    Is this ok?

    But, what if I wanna say that I sent something two days ago..

    How should I say in that case?

    (please, just for help, correct me everything I said wrong in this thread)

    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: Had sent / Have sent or what?

    The present perfect is for actions completed in the present:
    I have answered this question.


    The past perfect, is for actions completed in the past.
    I had answered this question by the time you arrived.


    Present Perfect
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    Re: Had sent / Have sent or what?

    Quote Originally Posted by sadzas View Post
    Hi all!
    Welcome!
    This is just one of thousands of questions (that) I have.

    If I am right:

    I Have sent- Is when I sent something like 2 seconds ago.

    I Had sent- Is when I sent something a few months or years ago.

    Is this ok? No, that's not the way to decide between present and past perfect.
    When you mention a specific time in the past, you generally use simple past tense.

    But, what if I wanna say that I sent something two days ago..

    How should I say in that case? I sent it two days ago.

    I sent it two (seconds)(days)(weeks)(months)(years) ago.

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    Deciding between present perfect and past perfect is a different question.


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    Re: Had sent / Have sent or what?

    look I confuse too but sent means that u sent it. in the other side have done means s.th happend and still happening,e.g: I lost my keys and still dont have it = I have lost my key.

    even though I still confuse =)

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    Re: Had sent / Have sent or what?

    Quote Originally Posted by sadzas View Post
    Hi all!

    This is just one of thousands of question that I have...

    If I am right:

    I Have sent- Is when I sent something like 2 seconds ago.

    I Had sent- Is when I sent something a few months or years ago.

    Is this ok?

    No. When you have stated the time, you don't say 'have sent' or 'had sent'. Just 'sent'.

    But, what if I wanna want to say that I sent something two days ago..

    This is correct - simple past tense.

    How should I say in that case?

    (please, just for help, correct me everything I said wrong in this thread)

    Thanks in advance.
    Please read up on tenses - simple past, present perfect & past perfect.

    not a teacher

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