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  1. Newbie
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    #1

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    Hi,

    Which is a correct sentence?

    I have purchased a computer from you. or

    I purchased a computer from your.

    I always have this confusion which one is the correct one. I see both form of the sentences. I also hear people saying I have asked him/her or I asked him/her. Which one is the correct English.
    Also when can you used "have" in past tense?


    Thank you
    hypnome

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    Re: have

    Quote Originally Posted by hypnome View Post
    Which is a correct sentence?

    I have purchased a computer from you. or

    I purchased a computer from your.

    I always have this confusion which one is the correct one. I see both forms of the sentences. I also hear people saying I have asked him/her or I asked him/her. Which one is the correct English?
    Also when can you used "have" in a past tense?
    The present perfect have purchased is appropriate when we are interested in some present-time relevance of a past-time action or state:

    I have purchased a new computer (and I am very happy about this).

    We use the past tense purchased when we are clearly locating the action in past time:

    I purchased a new computer from you last week.

    Is your next question about the use of the verb HAVE in the past tense, or the use of this form to construct a past perfect, as in I had purchased?

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