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    "I have heard this yesterday."

    I donít know why a British linguist uses the Present Perfect with the time word- yesterday. Am I totally wrong to say that "Please teacher, I have heard this yesterday from a native speaker of English," is grammatical, please?


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    Re: "I have heard this yesterday."

    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post
    I don’t know why a British linguist uses the Present Perfect with the time word- yesterday. Am I totally wrong to say that "Please teacher, I have heard this yesterday from a native speaker of English," is grammatical, please?

    That's a classically wrong use of the present perfect and, yes, you would be totally wrong to say that it was grammatical.

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    Re: "I have heard this yesterday."

    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post
    I don’t know why a British linguist uses the Present Perfect with the time word- yesterday

    Can you let us know who the British linguist is, and what he said or wrote?

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    Re: "I have heard this yesterday."

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    Can you let us know who the British linguist is, and what he said or wrote?


    Yes, I can. I am happy to let you know. Therefore, please, 5jj, I want to make sure that my transcription was correct. It is at 1:05. Click here, please.



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    #5

    Re: "I have heard this yesterday."

    David Crystal was quoting a non-native learner when he used those words. He would almost certainly not use the words in his own speech, and he would not claim that they were correct.
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    Re: "I have heard this yesterday."

    If he did, it would be one of those slips we make when speaking.

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