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    have

    hi,

    i have heard about it or i heard about it. --- which one is correct?

    please advice

    regards,

    rita

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    Re: have

    Both are correct. What's the context you are thinking about?

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    Re: have

    i have heard about his accident or i heard about his accident.

    thanks and regards

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    Re: have

    Quote Originally Posted by rita_b View Post
    i have heard about his accident or i heard about his accident.

    thanks and regards
    With the present perfect, a reader like me gets the impression the accident took place recently. The simple past is neutral in this respect.

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    Re: have

    hi,


    i have heard about his accident or i heard about his accident.

    thanks and regards




    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Both are correct. What's the context you are thinking about?
    Last edited by Tdol; 02-Jun-2010 at 09:55. Reason: Removing In Progress graphic

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    Re: have

    It depends when you're talking about the accident. If the accident is recent, then 'I have heard' is better.

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    Re: have

    hello,

    i have some more queries. please help.

    sentence is

    you had chosen a red ball but i chose a black ball

    OR you chose a red ball but i have chosen a black ball.

    ---------which is correct? if both of these sentences are not correct what is the correct answer.

    i find problem in using "HAD"

    Thanks and Regards,

    Rita

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    Re: have

    Quote Originally Posted by rita_b View Post
    hello,

    i have some more queries. please help.

    sentence is

    you had chosen a red ball but i chose a black ball

    OR you chose a red ball but i have chosen a black ball.

    ---------which is correct? if both of these sentences are not correct what is the correct answer.

    i find problem in using "HAD"

    Thanks and Regards,

    Rita
    With these examples, the tenses should match.

    You chose a red ball, but I chose a black ball.
    You have chosen a red ball, but I have chosen a black ball.

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