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    Present Perfect - have done

    Here comes my next question according to the Present Perfect Test on your page.

    Why are these sentences wrong?

    I have done it yesterday.
    I have done it last week.

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    Cool Re: Present Perfect - have done

    Quote Originally Posted by c0da View Post
    Here comes my next question according to the Present Perfect Test on your page.

    Why are these sentences wrong?

    I have done it yesterday.
    I have done it last week.
    They're wrong for one simple reason - the sentences above contain time adverbials that are normally used with the past simple tense, ie yesterday and last week:

    I did it yesterday.
    I did it last week.



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    Re: Present Perfect - have done

    Quote Originally Posted by c0da View Post
    Here comes my next question according to the Present Perfect Test on your page.

    Why are these sentences wrong?

    I have done it yesterday.
    I have done it last week.
    Not a teacher,
    They shouldn't be "the Present Perfect " because they have yesterday, last week that are used with the simple past only.

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