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    Cool haven't studied or didn't studied

    Hello!

    I'm having some problems with the present perfect again!

    "Footballers earn a lot of money even though they haven't studied".

    Is the use of the present perfect correct here?

    Thank you very much for your time
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    Sorry there's a horrible mistake in the title but I can't correct it!

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    Re: haven't studied or didn't studied

    *Not a teacher

    I would use the past simple.

    Footballers earn a lot of money even though they didn't study. - they didn't study and they are not going to study
    Footballers earn a lot of money even though they haven't studied. - although they haven't studied, they might start studying sometime (very unlikely)

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    Re: haven't studied or didn't studied

    Quote Originally Posted by Will17 View Post
    "Footballers earn a lot of money even though they haven't studied".

    Is the use of the present perfect correct here?
    I agree with SirGod about the tense, though I would be more likely to say, "... even though they left school at 16 (without a GCSE to their name)".

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