Re: I'm afraid, you'll ignore me like you did/have for the past three months
I've been told over and over again that Americans use the simple past when the rest of the civilized world uses present perfect. I've found only a few examples of when this is true.
One of those examples is after "just." That is, "Eww! I just stepped in some gum" sounds fine to us though none of us would object to present perfect. I believe our British, Indian, Australian and other English-speaking friends would accept only the present perfect.
If the speaker is talking about an action that started three months ago (being ignored) and continues to the present, I would use only the present perfect. Yes, even as an American. However, I'd be interested to hear Tdol's opinion on this, since he says "did" might work too and I'm sure he'll make me smarter with his answer.
Last edited by Barb_D; 07-Apr-2014 at 14:48.
I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.