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    Default i've eaten already or I ate already.

    Hi everyone, I'm from Malaysia and in our country we are using british english. This morning, my teacher asked me "have you eaten", i stuned for awhile and answered "I have eaten already." my question is, should i answer i ate already instead of i have eaten already? in addtion, can somebody list me the usage of past participle?? like have forgotten, has forgotten, been forgotten and..? thats all i know. thanks a lot=)

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    Default Re: i've eaten already or I ate already.

    Quote Originally Posted by ahmin92 View Post
    Hi everyone, I'm from Malaysia and in our country we are using british english. This morning, my teacher asked me "have you eaten", i stuned for awhile and answered "I have eaten already." my question is, should i answer i ate already instead of i have eaten already? in addtion, can somebody list me the usage of past participle?? like have forgotten, has forgotten, been forgotten and..? thats all i know. thanks a lot=)
    If the question is, "Have you eaten?" the appropriate response would be "Yes I have (thank you)" or "No, I haven't".

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    Default Re: i've eaten already or I ate already.

    Quote Originally Posted by ahmin92 View Post
    Hi everyone, I'm from Malaysia and in our country we are using use British English. This morning, my teacher asked me "Have you eaten?" I was stunned for a while and answered "I have eaten already."

    My question is, should I answer "I ate already" instead of "I have eaten already"?

    In addtion, can somebody list me explain the usage of past participle?? like "have forgotten, has forgotten, been forgotten?

    That's all I know. Thanks a lot. =)
    Hi, and welcome to the forum. Please see the changes I have made to your post above - it will be very helpful for you (and for us) if you work very hard to use correct capitalisation and punctuation in your posts.

    Most importantly:

    1) Always capitalise the word "I" (first person singular)
    2) Start every sentence with a capital letter.

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