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    Default during the last week?

    I'm not sure whether I put it in the correct tenese. Suppose I wrote:

    My friend "Why didn't you come to the party?"

    My answer "During the last week I've been pretty bussy."

    "During the last week" means up to this moment and it is this week. Am I right?

    "During the last week I've read five books." Ok?

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    Default Re: during the last week?

    ***nether a teacher nor a native-speaker***

    The last week is over. So, it's "During the last week I was pretty busy.".
    Last edited by euncu; 13-Sep-2010 at 19:49.

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    Default Re: during the last week?

    Quote Originally Posted by euncu View Post
    ***nether a teacher nor a native-speaker***

    The last week is over. So, it's "During the last week I was pretty bussy.".
    What about teachers?

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    Default Re: during the last week?

    Note spelling of busy.

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    Default Re: during the last week?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Note spelling of busy.
    Rover KE What do you think ? Am I right?

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    Default Re: during the last week?

    Quote Originally Posted by ostap77 View Post
    Rover KE What do you think ? Am I right?
    I'd say the guy from Turkey is mistaken? What's the right answer?

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