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    simple present or present perfect?

    Good day,

    Should I use simple present or present perfect to answer the following question?

    Question: How long will you be here?
    Answer 01: I'll be here until I finish the school.
    Answer 02: I'll be here so long as I have not finished the school.

    And an other question: why do we say "simple present" but "present perfect"? Are simple and perfect both adjective? I think these adjectives must stand in front of the noun ("present").

    Thank you very much for help.
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    Re: simple present or present perfect?

    Quote Originally Posted by hanky View Post
    Good day,

    Should I use simple present or present perfect to answer the following question?

    Question: How long will you be here?
    Answer 01: I'll be here until I finish the school.
    Answer 02: I'll be here so long as I have not finished the school.

    And an other question: why do we say "simple present" but "present perfect"? Are simple and perfect both adjective? I think these adjectives must stand in front of the noun ("present").

    Thank you very much for help.
    H
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    Answer 01 will be apt to that kind of question.

    I honestly don't know the answer for your second question. Let's hear from an expert!

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    Re: simple present or present perfect?

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    ===Not a teacher===

    Answer 01 will be apt to that kind of question.

    I honestly don't know the answer for your second question. Let's hear from an expert!
    Hi, thanks for reply.

    What's wrong with the Answer 02?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hanky View Post
    Hi, thanks for reply.

    What's wrong with the Answer 02?
    It depends on the question format.
    If the question is as follows:

    Question: Why would you be here so long?
    Answer 02: I'll be here so long as I have not finished the school (yet).

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    Re: simple present or present perfect?

    There's still one question left. Who will help me out?

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    Re: simple present or present perfect?

    Quote Originally Posted by hanky View Post
    There's still one question left. Who will help me out?
    I am sorry mate; I tried my best!

    Hope we hear from the experts.


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    Re: simple present or present perfect?

    Quote Originally Posted by hanky View Post
    There's still one question left. Who will help me out?
    "simple", "present" and "perfect" are all adjectives.
    When we say "present perfect" and "simple present", we mean to say "present perfect tense" and "simple present tense"
    So you see in both examples adjectives stand before the noun "tense"

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    Re: simple present or present perfect?

    Quote Originally Posted by shoaib 1 View Post
    "simple", "present" and "perfect" are all adjectives.
    When we say "present perfect" and "simple present", we mean to say "present perfect tense" and "simple present tense"
    So you see in both examples adjectives stand before the noun "tense"
    Hi, thanks for the respond.
    So, why not "present simple tense" or "perfect present tense"?

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    Re: simple present or present perfect?

    Quote Originally Posted by hanky View Post
    Question: How long will you be here?
    Answer 01: I'll be here until I finish the school.
    Answer 02: I'll be here so long as I have not finished the school.
    If you want to use a perfect tense, you can say, "I'll be here until I have finished the school." I believe there is no or little difference between this sentence and your answer 01.

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    Re: simple present or present perfect?

    Doesn't any one else have the answer to my second question?

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