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    Smile future perfect+grammar teacher

    Use the present perfect to express a state, event, or action at an indefinite time in the past.
    Notice the difference between the simple past and the present perfect. The simple past is the definite past. The presnet perfect is the indefinite past.

    The two took their vows at the Mall of America in Minneapolis. (definite - a specific time)
    Arranged marriage has never had much currency in America ( indefinite- no specific time)
    I can't Understand this. Will you explain it to me?
    Thank you so much
    Last edited by daisy1352; 16-Jan-2010 at 20:36.

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    Re: future perfect+grammar teacher

    Could you be more specific on what part of the text you gave, you don't understand. Is it the explanation or the examples? The clearer the questions are, the faster the answers come

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    Re: future perfect+grammar teacher

    Quote Originally Posted by daisy1352 View Post
    "Use the present perfect to express a state, event, or action at an indefinite time in the past.
    Notice the difference between the simple past and the present perfect. The simple past is the definite past. The presnet perfect is the indefinite past.

    The two took their vows at the Mall of America in Minneapolis. (definite - a specific time)
    Arranged marriage has never had much currency in America ( indefinite- no specific time)"

    I can't Understand this. Will you explain it to me?
    Thank you so much
    You need to put quotes around quoted material. We do not know where your own message begins.
    I think it is probably as I have amended above.

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