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    Past simple / Present perfect

    Hello everybody.
    I want to ask you, what tense I should use in this case:
    - Who has done it / Who did it?
    I know that, for example, when you say "When did it happen?" you use only past simple (at least I hope...). Or "Why did you do it"? Not "Why have you done it", right?

    Just a little bit confusing, which time to use in questions with words like "Why, who, when" etc.

    Thanks in advance

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    Re: Past simple / Present perfect

    Quote Originally Posted by Etern1ty View Post
    Hello everybody.
    I want to ask you, what tense I should use in this case:
    - Who has done it / Who did it?
    I know that, for example, when you say "When did it happen?" you use only past simple (at least I hope...). Or "Why did you do it"? Not "Why have you done it", right?

    Just a little bit confusing, which time to use in questions with words like "Why, who, when" etc.

    Thanks in advance
    Since you are talking with a person that knows about the event you are talknig about, I think it`s better to use Past Simple.

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