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    Will17 is offline Senior Member
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    Cool a meeting you attended/you have attended

    Hello!

    Can we use the past simple and the present perfect interchangeably here, please?

    "Do you remember a very bad meeting you have attended/ you attended?"

    Thank you very much for your help.
    Will

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    Tdol is offline Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    Default Re: a meeting you attended/you have attended

    I think both are OK.

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    Default Re: a meeting you attended/you have attended

    Quote Originally Posted by Will17 View Post
    Hello!

    Can we use the past simple and the present perfect interchangeably here, please?

    "Do you remember a very bad meeting you have attended/ you attended?"

    Thank you very much for your help.
    Will
    Either could be used, but I would possibly infer a slight or subtle difference between the two. With "you attended" and even with "a" (and not "the") I might think you are referring to only one specific meeting in the past. Whereas "you have attended", would suggest to me, one "bad meeting" among several meetings.
    Last edited by billmcd; 09-Feb-2012 at 14:22. Reason: typo

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