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.
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.