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As we all know that the world cup which is held every four years in a different country.
-This year we got the world cup as a team of England.
-This year we have got the world cup as a team of England.
Which one is more appropriate to use? Thanks...
Win the cup...Sorry.
-This year, we won the world cup.
-This year, we have won the world cup.
Thanks for the answer... But we can say 'we have won the world cup', unless we don't use 'this year' in that sentence, is that right?
Last edited by aysaa; 04-Apr-2012 at 08:51.
What you definitely can't say is "Last year we have won the World Cup."
Why is it not so good to say?
This year we have won the World Cup.
I have seen them this year.
I saw them this year.
It seems like the first one is OK. What would be the right context for each of them?
Last edited by Kotfor; 14-Oct-2012 at 12:20.
So, if you win the world cup, you say "We won the world cup this year".
We don't use the present perfect tense with a past time. "This year" stands for a past time - the time when the world cup was held.
(There are possible, though not common, contexts in which saying "We have won the world cup this year" is possible, but not as a stand alone concept).