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    Present Perfect

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to share with me your opinion concerning the following three sentences?
    1. Which team won ice hockey gold in1978?
    2. The Russia ice-hockey team won the world title in 1978 once more.
    3. The Russia ice-hockey team carried off world crown for the 15th time.

    Would you be kind enough to explain to me the usage of Present Perfect in the following two sentences?

    4. What have you done? Tigers, not daughters what have you performed?

    5. Mother, you have my father much offended.

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.

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    Re: Present Perfect

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to share with me your opinion concerning the following three sentences?
    1. Which team won the ice hockey gold in1978?
    2. The Russia ice-hockey team won the world title in 1978 once more. Correct.
    3. The Russian ice-hockey team carried off the world crown for the 15th time. Both past tense and present perfect can be used for this sentence. Which one you use depends on the context.

    Would you be kind enough to explain to me the usage of Present Perfect in the following two sentences?

    4. What have you done? Tigers, not daughters what have you performed?
    Where do the questions come from? What have you done (lately/ recently)? Present perfect is used because it refers to the time period up to and including now.


    5. Mother, you have my father much offended. This style of inversion is used in old English plays, poems etc. If I said this in normal spoken English I would say, 'Mother, you have offended my father very much.' Present perfect is used if it happened recently or if my father is still offended. But an example of past tense would be, 'Mother, you offended Father very much yesterday.

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.
    C.

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