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    did you read vs have you read

    what do we use when we want to ask a question about reading:

    "did you read " or "have you read"
    similarly do we say "did you receive" or "have you received"?

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    Exclamation Re: did you read vs have you read

    Quote Originally Posted by Daniellll View Post
    what do we use when we want to ask a question about reading:

    "did you read " or "have you read"
    similarly do we say "did you receive" or "have you received"?
    You can use any one. Meaning wise there is no difference.

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    Re: did you read vs have you read

    Quote Originally Posted by Daniellll View Post
    what do we use when we want to ask a question about reading:

    "did you read " or "have you read"
    similarly do we say "did you receive" or "have you received"?
    You're asking about the difference between the past tense and the present perfect - albeit in question form.
    Look for the many threads about this in past posts.

    A: Have you read War and Peace?
    B: Yes.

    A: Did you read War and Peace?
    B: When?

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    Re: did you read vs have you read

    Quote Originally Posted by sarat_106 View Post
    You can use any one. Meaning wise there is no difference.
    Hey,

    What caught my attention in Sarats reply was the usage of "meaning wise"

    I belive this to be an Indianism, only used by Indian speakers of English.
    Do native speakers also use "meaning wise"??

    Thanks

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    Re: did you read vs have you read

    Shouldn't it be written as one word: "meaningwise" ?

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    Re: did you read vs have you read

    Quote Originally Posted by Raymott View Post
    You're asking about the difference between the past tense and the present perfect - albeit in question form.
    Look for the many threads about this in past posts.

    A: Have you read War and Peace?
    B: Yes.

    A: Did you read War and Peace?
    B: When?
    To me, it makes no sense for B to ask "When?"

    The question is whether B read it. (whenever)

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    Re: did you read vs have you read

    Quote Originally Posted by anupumh View Post
    Hey,

    What caught my attention in Sarats reply was the usage of "meaning wise"

    I belive this to be an Indianism, only used by Indian speakers of English.
    Do native speakers also use "meaning wise"??

    Thanks
    Yes, it's colloquial.

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