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English Past Simple & Present Perfect in Relation to Thai Learners

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Past simple and present perfect are two areas of English grammar that are often introduced to Thai learners at an early stage of any language programme in English. However many Thai learners seem to have repeated difficulties using and distinguishing between the two even at an advanced level. I will try to illustrate a variety of the problems that lead to such difficulties. Not the least of these is that Thai is a ‘tenseless’ language.

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Added: Jan 22 2004
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