Poll: Dil has read poetry.

Dil has read poetry.

This refers to today.
This refers to some time in the past.

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  • Added: May 2004

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Leo Girard

Ambiguous question: the present perfect ties the past sequence of actions to a continuing present time where the action could be repeated

Nick

'Read' in this context is the past tense, therefore the sentence is saying the Dil has read poetry in the past. Whether the past be some time today (prior to now), yesterday, or 20 years ago.

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