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    ni_nihan is offline Newbie
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    hellloo!
    I have just joined here. (:
    I want to learn something. First of all can you explain PET exam because I have PET exam next week and I have to pass this exam and I don't know anything!
    Secondly I can't find the differents between Present Perfect and Sımple Past ..Especially I can't fill in the blank with these if they given together..

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    Re: Pet

    Quote Originally Posted by ni_nihan View Post
    hellloo!
    I have just joined here. (:
    I want to learn something. First of all can you explain PET exam because I have PET exam next week and I have to pass this exam and I don't know anything!
    Secondly I can't find the differents between Present Perfect and Sımple Past ..Especially I can't fill in the blank with these if they given together..

    Hi

    Present Perfect Tense Simple -Use:
    1. Recently completed actions :
    We`ve just finished lunch.
    The show has already begun.
    2. Past actions completed in an unspecified time:
    I`ve seen that film but I don`t mind watching it again
    He has written ten novels and I`ve read all of them. I think he is great.
    3. With time expressions:
    I have phoned her six times this morning.
    I haven`t seen her for ages!
    4.Future actions[ in time clauses]:
    You can go out as soon as you`ve had your lunch.
    I`ll give you a call when the meeting has ended.

    Past Simple Tense-Use:
    1.Actions completed at a DEFINITE point in the past [when the time is given]:
    They arrived YESTERDAY.
    We bought this car FIVE YEARS AGO.
    He left the army LAST YEAR.
    2. Actions completed at a definite point in the past which is not given but implied or understood as past time :
    They met in San Francisco.
    The plane was two hours late.
    3. Actions which occupied a period of time in the past:
    She worked as a secretary from May till October.
    He studied medicine for five years.
    I spent my childhood in a little village in the north.
    4. Habitual past actions:
    She always complained about everything.
    We used to swim a lot in our student days.
    5. Suppositions{Conditional type II]
    If we moved abroad life would be easier.
    Suppose the earth were flat.
    If he had a little more courage he would ask for a rise.
    6. Special uses:
    I wish I knew her name.
    If only we had a little daughter!
    They talk as if they wanted to rule the world.
    It`s high time they served the turkey.
    I`d rather you drove tonight. I don`t feel very well.

    The differences between the two tenses[ present perfect and past tense ] are quite obvious. While past tense simple refers to completed actions in the past [finished actions!] , present perfect tense simple refers to recently completed actions or past actions completed in an unspecified time.
    Past tense simple is used with specific adverbs of time : yesterday, last week/year/ month, etc., two days ago, the day before yesterday, etc.
    Present perfect tense is used with some time expressions as : for years/months/weeks,lately, recently, since, for such a long time, always, never, ever, today, this morning/afternoon/evening/week/month/year, so far, yet, already, etc.

    You can find more information on this site and Google. As for your PET exam search on Google. You will surely find more useful information and advice.

    All the best

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