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    correct tense

    Hi,

    could you please help me? A company has web pages containing the following text:

    For special tasks we also need partners we can rely on. Therefore we built / have built an adequate network mainly on the territory of Germany.

    Which tense is correct here and why?

    Thank you very much.

    Hanka


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    Re: correct tense

    we built - if the network was built some time ago and is not growing anymore

    have built - if they started to build the network some time ago, and they kept building it untill now

    there is another option too :

    have been buiding - if they started to build the network some time ago, they still keep building it now, and they most likely will continue building it in the future.(it is in progress now)

    I hope this helps (And I hope I am right, too )
    Last edited by marseeprint; 21-Jun-2007 at 20:23.

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