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    Cool Present Perfect or Past simple

    Hello!!

    In this case, are we supposed to use the past simple or the PP?:

    "If you say this to her, she will say that you haven't understood/didn't understand a thing!"

    Thank you
    W


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    Re: Present Perfect or Past simple

    Quote Originally Posted by Will17 View Post
    Hello!!

    In this case, are we supposed to use the past simple or the PP?:

    "If you say this to her, she will say that you haven't understood/didn't understand a thing!"

    Thank you
    W
    "....have not understood a thing" will be used here.
    A teacher, while teaching, will ask his students "Have you understood/got?" and not "did you understand".
    Past indefinite is used when the matter is totally past.
    In your sentence, when someone "will say this to her", it will be present at that time and not past.

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