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    Past or Present Perfect?

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    Re: Past or Present Perfect?

    I haven't seen them for the last one month.

    It is still going on that I have not seen them the whole last month until now. That's why I use present perfect here. Am I right? Thanks.

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    Re: Past or Present Perfect?

    Quote Originally Posted by EGrammar_Learner View Post
    I haven't seen them for the last one month.

    It is still going on that I have not seen them the whole last month until now. That's why I use present perfect here. Am I right? Thanks.
    yes you are right.

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    Re: Past or Present Perfect?

    Quote Originally Posted by EGrammar_Learner View Post
    I haven't seen them for the last one month.

    It is still going on that I have not seen them the whole last month until now. That's why I use present perfect here. Am I right? Thanks.

    i agree with you

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    #5

    Re: Past or Present Perfect?

    Quote Originally Posted by EGrammar_Learner View Post
    I haven't seen them for the last one month.
    No. Say:
    I haven't seen them for the last month (or "for a month").
    Delete one.


    Quote Originally Posted by EGrammar_Learner View Post
    It is still going on that I have not seen them the whole last month until now. That's why I use present perfect here. Am I right? Thanks.
    Simplify! Say:
    I haven't seen them for a whole month.
    That is present perfect.


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    Re: Past or Present Perfect?

    Quote Originally Posted by RonBee View Post
    No. Say:
    I haven't seen them for the last month (or "for a month").
    Delete one.





    Simplify! Say:
    I haven't seen them for a whole month.
    That is present perfect.
    I haven't seen them for the last month ( the process is continuing.)= I might have seen them before the last month.But I didn't see them in 30 days.

    Is this right?

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    Re: Past or Present Perfect?

    Quote Originally Posted by houlun View Post
    I haven't seen them for the last month ( the process is continuing.)= I might have seen them before the last month.But I didn't see them in 30 days.

    Is this right?
    Yes, a month has gone by since you have seen those people. You haven't seen them for thirty days.

    (My apologies for not responding to this one sooner.)

    ~R

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    Re: Past or Present Perfect?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Why?
    Because it's a period of time. Though it's strange to me. I'd say for a month instead .

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    #9

    Re: Past or Present Perfect?

    Say "I haven't seen them...." (present perfect). That is because it is ongoing. I haven't seen them for a month and I still haven't seen them (up to the present).

    Like Harry, I would say for a month.

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    #10

    Re: Past or Present Perfect?

    Hi

    I haven`t seen them for a month [ unfinished action- the process is still going on]
    I didn`t see them last month.[ past action- finished]


    Regards,

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