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    Quote Originally Posted by jack
    woohooo, thanks for the clear explanation. I get it now:P
    Great! :D

    a)I filled up the gas two times this month.
    b)I have filled up the gas two times this month.

    What is the difference between a & b?
    There isn't much different as stand alone sentences. The first is simple past. It describes an action that happened in the past. The second is present perfect. The action still occurred in the past, but it may not be completed (he may fill up again) or it has relevance to something in the present (perhaps a discussion about gas prices). :wink:

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    sounds good, thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jack
    sounds good, thanks.
    You're welcome.

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    Would you had watched a movie with me if I drove? <--is this sentence incorrect? why and why not? and why kind of sentence error is it?

    If used "have instead of "had" what differene would it make?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jack
    Would you had watched a movie with me if I drove? <--is this sentence incorrect? why and why not? and why kind of sentence error is it?

    If used "have instead of "had" what differene would it make?
    That sentence is very bad. I assume you are asking someone to see a movie with you and you are offering to drive.

    Will you go to a movie with me if I drive? (direct)
    Would you go to a movie with me If I drove? (indirect, more polite)

    There is no reason to make a request in the past tense. :wink:

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    sorry, i meant:
    Would you have watched a movie with me if I drove?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jack
    sorry, i meant:
    Would you have watched a movie with me if I drove?
    When you ask that question, You are asking about an event in the past that never took place. It also implies that the movie will be in your car.

    The verb tense in the second clause should be past perfect.

    Would you have gone to a movie with me if I had driven. :wink:

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    Have you drink your soup yet?
    Have you drank you soup yet?


    Are both of these sentences correct? What does the first one mean and the 2nd one? When would i use drank and drink?

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    Both are wrong- it should be 'Have you drunk...'. You could use the two together if 'drink' is a noun, but even then it sounds a bit funny:

    I drank a drink of water.

    BTW- we normally 'eat' soup even though it is a liquid.

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    Have you repaired the car? <--correct?
    Have you repair the car? <--incorrect?

    Has she left for school? <--correct?
    Has she leave for school? <--incorrect?

    Have you studied? <---correct?
    Have you study ? <--incorrect?

    Have you seen Tigers before? <---Correct?
    Have you see Tigers before? <--wrong?
    Have you saw Tigers before? <--wrong?

    Have you eaten the soup? <--correct? what other words are like this?? like i need to add "en" at the end of the word.
    Have you ate the soup? <--incorrect?

    Do you have any links where i can get some more help on this?

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