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    please explain this sentence - past perfect

    Hello

    She has worked there until recently.

    What is the meaning of this sentence? Does it mean she is no longer working there? Why is the writer using past perfect tense "has worked"

    thank you

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    albertino is offline Senior Member
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    Re: please explain this sentence - past perfect

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Hello

    She has worked there until recently.

    What is the meaning of this sentence? Does it mean she is no longer working there? Why is the writer using past perfect tense "has worked"

    thank you
    (Not a teacher)
    "Has worked" is a present perfect.
    It means the action (worked) happened long time ago and until the recent past.
    She maybe stopped working or is still working; it depends on what the author actually meant in the context.

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