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    Cool I've read or I read?

    Hello!

    In this case, can we use the present perfect and past simple interchangeably?

    -I have read/ read this book six times and every time I loved it!

    Thank you very much.

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    Default Re: I've read or I read?

    Quote Originally Posted by Will17 View Post
    In this case, can we use the present perfect and past simple interchangeably?

    -I have read/ read this book six times and every time I loved it!
    Yes.

    If you use the present perfect with 'read', you can also use it with 'love'.

    If you use the past tense of 'read', then there is a slight suggestion to me that the last occasion was quite some time ago. I would expect the context/co-text to at least imply this - for example, if the speaker were talking, some time after graduating, about his time at university.

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