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    Quote Originally Posted by Casiopea
    Quote Originally Posted by X Mode
    Hi Casiopea,

    Would you like some popcorn?

    So do you think that the original sentence is wrong?

    This summer in Headingley there has been an alarming amount of graffiti.

    :)
    I had to edit my post. Sorry.

    In response to your questions: Yup 'n yup. 8)
    So, yup you think the original sentence is incorrect?

    mm........

    Well....... I have to say the original sentence is correct.

    If it is still summer of the same year when the speaker/writer says/writes this, then the present perfect is quite correct here. - up until now - during this summer - at present

    This summer in Headingley there has been an alarming amount of graffiti.

    Let's talk about winter. If we are in the winter time, I could make an observation such as: There hasn't been a lot of snow this winter. This winter there hasn't been a lot of snow.

    :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by gisele
    Alexandre, speaking of annoyance, I've noticed the recurrence of the rolling eyes emoticon in your messages. I know very little, practically nothing, about emoticons, but I think the rolling eyes one, albeit so cute, is used to transmit a feeling of anger or impatience.
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    I'll use when something confuses me and I am, somehow, a bit frustrated at the same time.

    Have you noticed :D and :) and :wink: ?

    For me,
    :D : as happy as a kid who gets a lollipop.
    :) : a clever smile a kid may have when he gets a lollipop that he shoudn't get on certain occasion.
    :wink: : It's not a wink for me, instead, I'd use that to express that I don't have any choice now.


    Hi Alex!

    Notice that, I use to express how embarrassed I am now because I'm not focusing on your original post. But then, that was a good question.


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    Can I have some popcorn?


    :D :) 8)

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    Quote Originally Posted by X Mode
    'This summer in Headingley there has been an alarming amount of graffiti - I am particularly annoyed about the paint which has been sprayed on the stone walls along Wood Lane'

    I'm surprised by the use of have . In this case I should say . There was an alarming amount of graffiti this summer . Graffiti were happened in summer .



    The singular form "has" is used because it goes with "amount", which is a singular noun.

    Take a look at this:

    There is an alarming amount of graffiti. - correct

    There are an alarming amount of graffiti. - not correct

    There has been an alarming amount of graffiti. - correct

    There have been alarming amounts of graffiti. - correct.

    Is it easier to understand with the simple present than with the present perfect?


    Yes
    I was troubled with to have been , now no.
    Present perfect is not easy to use for me . I understand that until now graffiti are on walls like painting

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    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi
    Quote Originally Posted by gisele
    Alexandre, speaking of annoyance, I've noticed the recurrence of the rolling eyes emoticon in your messages. I know very little, practically nothing, about emoticons, but I think the rolling eyes one, albeit so cute, is used to transmit a feeling of anger or impatience.
    Gisele[/color]
    I'll use when something confuses me and I am, somehow, a bit frustrated at the same time.

    Have you noticed :D and :) and :wink: ?

    For me,
    :D : as happy as a kid who gets a lollipop.
    :) : a clever smile a kid may have when he gets a lollipop that he shoudn't get on certain occasion.
    :wink: : It's not a wink for me, instead, I'd use that to express that I don't have any choice now.


    Hi Alex!

    Notice that, I use to express how embarrassed I am now because I'm not focusing on your original post. But then, that was a good question.

    Do you paint ? If yes , as much as artists you like expressing emotion .


    :)

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    You've got it!

    I love painting. Here you go.



    :wink: :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexandre42
    Quote Originally Posted by X Mode
    'This summer in Headingley there has been an alarming amount of graffiti - I am particularly annoyed about the paint which has been sprayed on the stone walls along Wood Lane'

    I'm surprised by the use of have . In this case I should say . There was an alarming amount of graffiti this summer . Graffiti were happened in summer .



    The singular form "has" is used because it goes with "amount", which is a singular noun.

    Take a look at this:

    There is an alarming amount of graffiti. - correct

    There are an alarming amount of graffiti. - not correct

    There has been an alarming amount of graffiti. - correct

    There have been alarming amounts of graffiti. - correct.

    Is it easier to understand with the simple present than with the present perfect?


    Yes
    I was troubled with to have been , now no.
    Present perfect is not easy to use for me . I understand that until now graffiti are on walls like painting
    Well, if the present perfect can be a problem at times, l'll just post this again in order to be clear. This is just one use of the present perfect, of course.

    If it is still summer of the same year when the speaker/writer says/writes this, then the present perfect is quite correct here. - up until now - during this summer - at present

    This summer in Headingley there has been an alarming amount of graffiti.

    Let's talk about winter. If we are in the winter time, I could make an observation such as: There hasn't been a lot of snow this winter. This winter there hasn't been a lot of snow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alexandre42
    Quote Originally Posted by X Mode
    'This summer in Headingley there has been an alarming amount of graffiti - I am particularly annoyed about the paint which has been sprayed on the stone walls along Wood Lane'

    I'm surprised by the use of have . In this case I should say . There was an alarming amount of graffiti this summer . Graffiti were happened in summer .



    The singular form "has" is used because it goes with "amount", which is a singular noun.

    Take a look at this:

    There is an alarming amount of graffiti. - correct

    There are an alarming amount of graffiti. - not correct

    There has been an alarming amount of graffiti. - correct

    There have been alarming amounts of graffiti. - correct.

    Is it easier to understand with the simple present than with the present perfect?


    Yes
    I was troubled with to have been , now no.
    Present perfect is not easy to use for me . I understand that until now graffiti are on walls like painting
    Well, if the present perfect can be a problem at times, l'll just post this again in order to be clear. This is just one use of the present perfect, of course.

    If it is still summer of the same year when the speaker/writer says/writes this, then the present perfect is quite correct here. - up until now - during this summer - at present

    This summer in Headingley there has been an alarming amount of graffiti.

    Let's talk about winter. If we are in the winter time, I could make an observation such as: There hasn't been a lot of snow this winter. This winter there hasn't been a lot of snow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blacknomi
    You've got it!

    I love painting. Here you go.



    :wink: :P
    Very clever . It's pretty

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    One more one more. :D

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