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    Lightbulb Confiusion about Present Perfect - one sentence

    Hello
    I am a bit confused about the sentence below:

    'I have recently taken an interest in photography and I took/have taken some photos of an old factory.'

    If both answers are possible, could anybody explain the difference, please?

    Thanks for your time and interest.
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    Re: Confiusion about Present Perfect - one sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by Birne View Post
    Hello
    I am a bit confused about the sentence below:

    'I have recently taken an interest in photography and I took/have taken some photos of an old factory.'

    If both answers are possible, could anybody explain the difference, please?

    Thanks for your time and the interest.
    I would use "have taken".

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    Re: Confiusion about Present Perfect - one sentence

    Thanks for a quick answer. I made up that sentence myself, it's not from a book.

    What about justification... why would you choose 'have taken'?
    Is 'took' also correct?
    How to understand is the DIFFERENCE between those two possibilities? Could anybody explain, please?

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    Re: Confiusion about Present Perfect - one sentence

    As you are linking your interest in photography to a time period extending present,('I have recently taken ...), it seems logical to consider your taking of photographs in the same way.

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