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    Smile Past simple or present continuous

    Hi dear experts,
    Could you tell which tense should be used in the following:

    1. "Just because a couple of your recent hunches were slightly off the mark doesn't mean that your intuitive skills have bitten the dust."

    2. "Just because a couple of your recent hunches have been slightly off the mark doesn't mean that your intuitive skills have bitten the dust."

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    Re: Past simple or present continuous

    Quote Originally Posted by snade17 View Post
    Hi dear experts,
    Could you tell which tense should be used in the following:

    1. "Just because a couple of your recent hunches were slightly off the mark doesn't mean that your intuitive skills have bitten the dust."

    2. "Just because a couple of your recent hunches have been slightly off the mark doesn't mean that your intuitive skills have bitten the dust."
    They're about equally as good, in my opinion.
    The second is the present perfect not the present continuous.


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    Re: Past simple or present continuous

    Which then leads to the question, Snade, which one should you use? or, when should I use one or the other?

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