View Poll Results: I _____ three emails today.

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  • have sent

    1,287 82.87%
  • have been sending

    266 17.13%
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Thread: Present Perfect

  1. #11
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    Could you explain the difference between present perfect and past perfect?
    Thank you!

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    Default Re: Present Perfect

    thanx 4 explaination.

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    Red face Re: Present Perfect

    Hi,
    I'm a new member of this group and I'd like to partecipate to this poll.
    In your example: I have sent 3 e-mails today , could I use I sent instead of I have sent ?
    Thanks

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    Default Re: Present Perfect

    hey,
    the answer goes like that:

    i have been trying to choose the right answer all day long ,yet, i didn't manage to do that .


    was that right?

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    I would like to recomend you an excellent grammar book 'How English Works'-Oxford .There is a very good explanation for Present Perfect

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    Default Re: Present Perfect

    Of course the correct answer is :
    have sent => Present perfect

    But ,
    have been sending => present perfect continuous

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    Default Re: Present Perfect

    I agree with Todl because it is very hard to say the correct answer and we don't have the specific action.....

    anyway thanks for getting examples...
    Murtadha Ali

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    Default Re: Present Perfect

    I have been sending that email to you. Is this right?

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    Default Re: Present Perfect

    It doesn't work for me, because the action sounds complete; I have sent the email. However, if you had many messages, you could say 'I have been sending emails all morning'.

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    Default Re: Present Perfect

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    However, if you had many messages, you could say 'I have been sending emails all morning'.
    I see, thanks.

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