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    have promised or promised

    Hi,

    Which one of these sentences sounds more natural and why?

    1. Where is the money that you promised to give me before?
    2. Where is the money that you have promised to give me before?

    Thanks

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    Re: have promised or promised

    Quote Originally Posted by sebayanpendam View Post
    Hi,

    Which one of these sentences sounds more natural and why?

    1. Where is the money that you promised to give me before?
    2. Where is the money that you have promised to give me before?

    Thanks
    Neither sentence needs "before". It's obvious that the promise was made before the question was asked.
    1. is more natural. "have" serves no useful purpose.

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