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    with the adverb recently should I use the present perfect or the simple past, or both are possible?
    thank you


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    Re: recently

    Quote Originally Posted by dibe View Post
    with the adverb recently should I use the present perfect or the simple past, or both are possible?
    thank you
    Present perfect is for unfinished past, or finished past with present relevance. Past simple is for 'dead' or finished past. Adverbs have no part in the decision, though time clauses cannot be used with present perfect because they imply a finished past.

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