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    Present Perfect: have borrowed

    Hello,

    Does this sentence sound ok with the Present Perfect of "borrow"? Or should I change the verb to make it work in the Present Perfect?

    Since my car crashed into the pole, I have borrowed my brother's car a few times when I have to run errands.

    Thank you.

    Nawee

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    Re: Present Perfect: have borrowed

    What you need to do is change the last verb to perfect tense.
    Since my car crashed into the pole, I have borrowed my brother's car a few times when I have to run errands.
    Since my car crashed into the pole, I have borrowed my brother's car a few times when I have had to run errands.

    Does this help?
    Sincerely,
    -Les

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    Re: Present Perfect: have borrowed

    It really helps! Thank you, Les.

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