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    present perfect X simple past

    Hello everyone,

    Could anybody answer me this question?

    - "I have visited many places since I came to Utah."

    or


    - "I have visited many places since I've come to Utah."


    Which one is correct???


    Thanks a lot

    Ademilson

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    Re: present perfect X simple past

    Quote Originally Posted by AdeExpress View Post
    Hello everyone,

    Could anybody answer me this question?

    - "I have visited many places since I came to Utah."

    or


    - "I have visited many places since I've come to Utah."


    Which one is correct???


    Thanks a lot

    Ademilson
    "I have visited many places since I came to Utah." This one is surely correct.

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    Re: present perfect X simple past

    Quote Originally Posted by AdeExpress View Post
    Hello everyone,

    Could anybody answer me this question?

    - "I have visited many places since I came to Utah."

    or


    - "I have visited many places since I've come to Utah."


    Which one is correct???


    Thanks a lot

    Ademilson

    As Harry Smith says, the first:

    'I came to Utah' - fixed event in the past, no connection with the present = past simple

    'I have visited many places since [I came to Utah]' - you are talking about all the time from the day you arrived in Utah right up until today, so both the past and the present = present perfect


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    Re: present perfect X simple past

    Quote Originally Posted by bertietheblue View Post
    As Harry Smith says, the first:

    'I came to Utah' - fixed event in the past, no connection with the present = past simple

    'I have visited many places since [I came to Utah]' - you are talking about all the time from the day you arrived in Utah right up until today, so both the past and the present = present perfect

    I really appreciate it! You guys are really helpful

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