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    present perfect sentences

    Hello dear friends,

    I've been having some difficulties with present perfect tense.

    If you could please correct these sentences and if they're wrong can you please explain me why it is wrong and I'm going to understand this tense well with your help

    1)I have heard people talking about this book

    2)I have decided to go on a vacation

    3)Have you decided where we are going?

    well that's all for now if I have more I will ask them later

    Thank you very much in advance.

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    Re: present perfect sentences

    Quote Originally Posted by egerol1 View Post
    Hello dear friends,

    I've been having some difficulties with present perfect tense.

    If you could please correct these sentences and if they're wrong can you please explain me why it is wrong and I'm going to understand this tense well with your help

    1)I have heard people talking about this book

    2)I have decided to go on a vacation

    3)Have you decided where we are going?

    well that's all for now if I have more I will ask them later

    Thank you very much in advance.
    All three are correct.

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    Re: present perfect sentences

    But in which case are they correct?

    I'm not talking about the structure of the present perfect tense.I'm asking you if the use of them are correct?
    But I guess that their use depends on the time we use isn't it?
    I think my question was quite wrong let me fix it
    what's the difference between "I have heard people talking about this book
    and "I heard people talking about this book

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    #4

    Re: present perfect sentences

    Quote Originally Posted by egerol1 View Post
    what's the difference between "I have heard people talking about this book
    and "I heard people talking about this book
    ♥♦♣♠ NOT A TEACHER ♥♦♣♠
    Sentence #2 could be used while talking about a past event, definite in your mind, say yesterday/at the bookshop/when I was thinking about buying one copy. Sentence #1 couldn't be used that way.

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    Re: present perfect sentences

    I am not a teacher.

    Quote Originally Posted by egerol1 View Post
    what's the difference between "I have heard people talking about this book
    and "I heard people talking about this book
    I think it wouldn't be wrong to name this thread Present Perfect/Past Simple.

    As far as I know it has a lot to do with AmE/BrE plus with a subjective understanding of the situation. I think Past Simple implies or can imply a specific situation in the past while Present Perfect doesn't really imply a specific occasion.

    I think there can be some extra nuances.

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    #6

    Re: present perfect sentences

    But in which case are they correct?

    I'm not talking about the structure of the present perfect tense.I'm asking you if the use of them are correct?
    But I guess that their use depends on the time we use isn't it?
    I think my question was quite wrong let me fix it
    what's the difference between "I have heard people talking about this book
    and "I heard people talking about this book
    When you refer to the situation with a feeling that recently it happened (though in the past), use the present perfect. (I have heard..)
    When you refer to the situation with a feeling that it happened sometime in the past, use the simple past. (I heard...)

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    Re: present perfect sentences

    Quote Originally Posted by abdmlkbd View Post
    When you refer to the situation with a feeling that recently it happened (though in the past), use the present perfect. (I have heard..)
    But how recent is "recently"?


    When you refer to the situation with a feeling that it happened sometime in the past, use the simple past. (I heard...)
    But "recently" is also in the past.
    2006

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    #8

    Re: present perfect sentences

    Quote Originally Posted by egerol1 View Post
    But in which case are they correct?

    I'm not talking about the structure of the present perfect tense.I'm asking you if the use of them are correct?
    But I guess that their use depends on the time we use isn't it?
    I think my question was quite wrong let me fix it
    what's the difference between "I have heard people talking about this book
    and "I heard people talking about this book
    Take a look at this thread! fivejedjon has given some explainations.

    https://www.usingenglish.com/forum/a...ast-tense.html

    Read it and then if you have any questions, come back here and ask.

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