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    I often heard this phrase "you made my day" or "you make my day." Is it present or past tense?

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    Quote Originally Posted by thomas615 View Post
    I often heard this phrase "you made my day" or "you make my day." Is it present or past tense?
    What tenses do you think these verbs are:

    1. made
    2. make

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    Quote Originally Posted by thomas615 View Post
    I often heard this phrase "you made my day" or "you make my day." Is it present or past tense?
    If you're referring to an incident in the past then it would be "made".
    If you're referring to something which often/sometimes/always happens then you would use "make".

    Just thing about what tense you're using.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MartinEnglish View Post
    If you're referring to an incident in the past then it would be "made".
    If you're referring to something which often/sometimes/always happens then you would use "make".
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    My answer is "the present tense" as the day is not over yet. You make my day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thomas615 View Post
    My answer is "the present tense" as the day is not over yet. You make my day.
    In the context of someone who has just said/done something that has made you very happy, then we will probably hear "You (have) (just) made my day". "You make my day" would be used only if we are talking of something that happens regularly.
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