Do you mean it should be "I've looked for my hamster"?
I must be slow on the uptake today. Friday evening! I remember an example from Murphy's book . "You're out of breath. Have you been running?" How is the process of running different from the process of looking for something, if the result is the same now - being out of breath?
Edit: sorry, I haven't noticed emsr2d2's reply
I go with Verona-82
Why I'm out of breath( now)? > because I have been looking for my hamster.
An action started in the past and stopped recently and there is a result now.
Last edited by herbiji; 01-Nov-2011 at 15:13.