Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. Unregistered
    Guest
    #1

    realize/have realized

    Dear teachers.

    I would like to know if there is any difference between (1) and (2).

    (1), Now that I've grown up, I realize how important it was.
    (2), Now that I've grown up, I have realized how important it was.

  2. Mister Micawber's Avatar
    • Member Info
      • Member Type:
      • English Teacher
      • Native Language:
      • English
      • Home Country:
      • United States
      • Current Location:
      • Japan

    • Join Date: Sep 2004
    • Posts: 1,855
    • Post Thanks / Like
    #2

    Re: realize/have realized

    (2) is unnatural in this case, since you have just mentioned 'now', placing the action of 'realizing' squarely in the present. To make (2) natural, change it, for instance, to:

    (2a) Since I have grown up, I have realized how important it was.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •