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    Confused with tenses

    I read this sentence from another website and it confused me. The grammar looks incorrect but I'm not sure.

    "So far, she has incurred over $25.00 in long distance charges because she did not add a plan"

    Assuming the the person is still being charged, shouldn't it be the following:

    "So far, she has incurred over $25.00 in long distance charges because she has not added a plan"

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    "So far, she has incurred over $25.00 in long distance charges because she does not have a plan"

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    Re: Confused with tenses

    They're both fine. "She did not add a plan" refers to a point in the past when she had the option to add a plan and she chose not to. "She has not added a plan" means that up until now she has not added a plan. It is not clear whether that option is still open to her.
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