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    What have you done in the past?

    What have you done in the past? VS. What did you do in the past?

    I think that the second one is grammatically correct but some people say the first one is also used and correct. What do you think?

    Thank you so much as always.

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    Re: What have you done in the past?

    Both are grammatically correct, and apply in different situations. Contexts that justify the first outnumber (for me, a speaker of Br Eng) those that justify the second.

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