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    What is the purpose of add have in this sentence-1-:
    1-I have heard Texas is a beautiful place.
    2-I heard Texas is a beautiful place.

    and both sentences have same meaning

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    Quote Originally Posted by enlightened View Post
    What is the purpose of add have in this sentence-1-:
    1-I have heard Texas is a beautiful place.
    2-I heard Texas is a beautiful place.

    and both sentences have same meaning
    Both have different verb tense..

    1. have heard = present perfect
    2. heard = simple past
    3. had heard = past perfect


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    Re: Q

    Thank you for your answer..
    but..
    What is the difference in meaning?


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    Re: Q

    Quote Originally Posted by enlightened View Post
    Thank you for your answer..
    but..
    What is the difference in meaning?

    Check these links...
    Present Perfect Tense: Simple Past vs Present Perfect vs Present Perfect

    The present perfect is used when the time period has NOT finished: I have seen three movies this week.
    (This week has not finished yet.)

    The simple past is used when the time period HAS finished: I saw three movies last week.
    (Last week is finished.)

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    The present perfect is often used when giving recent news: Martin has crashed his car again.
    (This is new information.)

    The simple past is used when giving older information: Martin crashed his car last year.
    (This is old information.)

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    The present perfect is used when the time is not specific: I have seen that movie already.
    (We don't know when.)

    The simple past is used when the time is clear: I saw that movie on Thursday.
    (We know exactly when.)

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    The present perfect is used with for and since, when the actions have not finished yet: I have lived in Victoria for five years.
    (I still live in Victoria.)

    The simple past is used with for and since, when the actions have already finished: I lived in Victoria for five years.
    (I don't live in Victoria now.)

    410 Grammar: The Present Perfect Tense and the Simple Past Tense

    English Grammar - The Present Perfect Simple Tense - Learn English

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