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    Default The difference between Past Simple and Present Perfect Tense

    Hey all,

    I just want to know, when do you use Past Simple and when Present Perfect?

    I use P.S. when I have a "clear" situation, sth that happened in the past and was finished in the past.
    But when I have a dilemma between these two tenses, I use Present Perfect Tense only for the actions that happened in the past but have some consequences in the present.

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    Default Re: The difference between Past Simple and Present Perfect Tense

    This topic has been discussed numerous times. Is there any tense-specific situation you could possibly tell us about?

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    Default Re: The difference between Past Simple and Present Perfect Tense

    Quote Originally Posted by Amela_Ze View Post
    Hey all,

    I just want to know, when do you use Past Simple and when Present Perfect?

    I use P.S. when I have a "clear" situation, sth that happened in the past and was finished in the past.
    But when I have a dilemma between these two tenses, I use Present Perfect Tense only for the actions that happened in the past but have some consequences in the present.

    Am i close?
    Have a look at the "Similar Threads" at the bottom of the page, you will find a lot of information on this subject.

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    Default Re: The difference between Past Simple and Present Perfect Tense

    Ok, sorry for the double theme.

    Thanks!

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    Default Re: The difference between Past Simple and Present Perfect Tense

    Quote Originally Posted by Amela_Ze View Post
    Ok, sorry for the double theme.

    Thanks!
    There's no need to apologise, it can take a while to find all the site's features.

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