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    pasr perfect vs present perfect

    Hi all


    I really don't know the difference between these two tenses past perfect and present perfect and how I can use them , although I did try to figure it out myself but I could'nt

    I have two examples:




    1- The class has been canceled
    2- The class had been cancelled

    And what about the class is cancelled?

    Kind regards

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    Re: pasr perfect vs present perfect

    1- The class has been canceled. - This sounds very natural, it means the class was canceled in the past and I'm thinking about it now. For example, this is normally the time to go to class.
    2 - The class had been canceled - This sounds like something has changed. Maybe the class is not canceled now, or it was moved to a different time. It was canceled in the past, but now it isn't it.

    'The class is canceled' - has almost the same meaning as the class has been canceled.

    I just wrote up an article about present perfect tense vs. past perfect tense. That might help as well.

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    Re: pasr perfect vs present perfect

    Quote Originally Posted by macanudo View Post
    1- The class has been canceled. - This sounds very natural, it means the class was canceled in the past and I'm thinking about it now. For example, this is normally the time to go to class.
    2 - The class had been canceled - This sounds like something has changed. Maybe the class is not canceled now, or it was moved to a different time. It was canceled in the past, but now it isn't it.

    'The class is canceled' - has almost the same meaning as the class has been canceled.

    I just wrote up an article about present perfect tense vs. past perfect tense. That might help as well.

    Many thanks Macanudo for your clarification

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    Re: pasr perfect vs present perfect

    /A learner/

    I went to school and found that the class had been canceled.
    So, hmm..the class has been canceled. I wonder why?

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