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    thomas615 is offline Member
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    Default present perfect or past tense

    Teacher, this question always asked when you at a job interview: What do you consider to be your important achievement of past year? I assume I can use both past tense and present perfect tense here. Am I right?

    My important achievement of past year is that I learned a new accounting program.

    My important achievement of past year is that I have learned a new accounting program.

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    Default Re: present perfect or past tense

    First, it's the past year. You can use both verb forms depending on what your trying to say. In this case, I would say something like this:

    My biggest achievement of the past year has been learning a new accounting program.

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