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Could we use the past in this case? :
-When I arrive at work, the first thing I always do is to read the emails I received.
I have some issues with the present perfect!!!
In these cases, could we use the present perfect and the past interchangeably?
-I've faced/faced death and survived.
-(My friend is about to leave for good). "I'm sad because I 've had/had great moments with you".
-(Her husband tried to kill her and she is disabled now). "He's destroyed/destroyed her life".
Thanks a lot
About your first question I really prefer "present perfect", but I don't say that past simple is wrong. It is even said that american tend to use "ast simple" instead of "present perfect".
Last edited by Khosro; 10-Feb-2011 at 17:05.