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    Cool Who else did you meet/have you met

    Hello!

    Can we use the present perfect and the past simple interchangeably in this case (in bold)?

    A: Have you ever met any celebrity?

    B: Yes, I've met Madonna, Zidane and Tony Blair.

    A: Great! Who else did you meet/ have you met?


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    Re: Who else did you meet/have you met

    *Not a teacher

    I would choose did you met. Why? Because you use present perfect for general questions (and answers) and past simple for specific questions (and answers).

    Have you ever met any celebrity? -- general question
    Great! Who else did you meet? -- specific question

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    Re: Who else did you meet/have you met

    A: Have you ever met any celebrity?

    B: Yes, I've met Madonna, Zidane and Tony Blair.

    A: Great! Who else did you meet/ have you met?
    The present perfect is the natural choice in BrE. This is still a question about your life experience up to the present time.

    However, if your question had been a follow-up on Madonna, Zidane and Blair, then 'When did you meet them' is the one - When? = On what past-time occasion?

    ps. I would use the plural 'any celebrities' in the question.

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