Results 1 to 5 of 5

Thread: Differ 2

    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Interested in Language
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Malaysia
      • Current Location:
      • Malaysia

    • Join Date: Jan 2006
    • Posts: 431
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #1

    Exclamation Differ 2

    Hello there,

    What are the differences between those 2 sentences?


    1. i Do not receive it
    2, I have not receive it

    Thank You,

    Warmest Regards,


    -kahhong

    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Student or Learner
      • Native Language:
      • Tagalog
      • Home Country:
      • Philippines
      • Current Location:
      • Philippines

    • Join Date: Mar 2006
    • Posts: 103
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #2

    Re: Differ 2

    [QUOTE=kahhong]
    2, I have not receive it
    I think this sentence should be "I have not received it"

  1. Casiopea's Avatar

    • Join Date: Sep 2003
    • Posts: 12,970
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #3

    Re: Differ 2

    Both sentences need correction:

    1. I did not receive it.
    2. I have not received it.

    The first one is an example of the simple present tense, which is used to express a known time, say, "yesterday", whereas the second one, present perfect 'have not received', places the focus on the event, not the time. In short, time is important with the simple tenses but not as important with the present perfect. That's why "yet" works well here, "I have not received it, yet."

    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • Interested in Language
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • Malaysia
      • Current Location:
      • Malaysia

    • Join Date: Jan 2006
    • Posts: 431
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #4

    Exclamation Re: Differ 2

    thanks...
    how about "i dont receive it"?



    thank You

  2. Casiopea's Avatar

    • Join Date: Sep 2003
    • Posts: 12,970
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #5

    Re: Differ 2

    More context is required. For example,

    "If I don't receive it by tomorrow, . . . ." (conditional)
    "Don't receive it!" (imperative)

Similar Threads

  1. Differ
    By kahhong in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 03-Apr-2006, 10:41
  2. Differ
    By kahhong in forum Ask a Teacher
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 14-Mar-2006, 05:15

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •