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    Simple Past and Present Perfect

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am on the right track with completing the sentences with the proper Simple Past and the Present Perfect in due form?

    I began a new diet and exercise program last week.
    I have begun lots of new diet and exercise prigrams in my lifetime.

    I bent down to pick up my young son from his crib this morning.
    I have bent down to pick him up many times since he was born.

    The radio broadcast news about the terrible earthquake in Iran last week.
    The radio has broadcast news about Iran every day since the earthquake occurred.

    I caught a cold last week.
    I have caught a lot of colds in my lifetime.

    A toutrist came into Mr. Nasserís jewelry store after lunch.
    A lot of tourists have come into his store since he opened it last year.

    I cut some flowers from my garden yesterday.
    I have cut lots of flowers from my garden so far this sommer.

    I fed birds at the park yesterday.
    I have fed birds at the park every day since I lost my job.

    We fought a war last year.
    We have fought several wars since we became an independent country.

    Tye workers dug a hole to fix the leak in the water pipe.
    They have dug many holes to fix water leaks since the earthquake.

    The artist drew a picture of a sunset yesterday.
    She has drawn many pictures of sunsets in her lifetime.

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.

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    Re: Simple Past and Present Perfect

    Hi. It looks fine to me.

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    Exclamation Re: Simple Past and Present Perfect

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to tell me whether I am on the right track with completing the sentences with the proper Simple Past and the Present Perfect in due form?

    I began a new diet and exercise program last week.
    I have begun lots of new diet and exercise prigrams in my lifetime.

    I bent down to pick up my young son from his crib this morning.
    I have bent down to pick him up many times since he was born.

    The radio broadcast/broadcasted news about the terrible earthquake in Iran last week.
    The radio has broadcast/broadcasted news about Iran every day since the earthquake occurred.

    I caught a cold last week.
    I have caught a lot of colds in my lifetime.

    A toutrist came into Mr. Nasserís jewelry store after lunch.
    A lot of tourists have come into his store since he opened it last year.

    I cut some flowers from my garden yesterday.
    I have cut lots of flowers from my garden so far this sommer.

    I fed birds at the park yesterday.
    I have fed birds at the park every day since I lost my job.

    We fought a war last year.
    We have fought several wars since we became an independent country.

    Tye workers dug a hole to fix the leak in the water pipe.
    They have dug many holes to fix water leaks since the earthquake.

    The artist drew a picture of a sunset yesterday.
    She has drawn many pictures of sunsets in her lifetime.

    Thank you for your efforts.

    Regards,

    V.
    All are fine. In India we use broadcasted as the past form.

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