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    why present perfect tense in this sentece?

    Hello

    I've come across with this sentence in a book but I didn't understand why the present perfect tense is used?

    If I were the one that written the sentence I would use present simple what would you choose?

    You should not give your children too much responsibility before they have reached maturity.

    To my opinion that sentenec should have been like this

    You should not give your children too much responsibility before they [B]reach [/Bmaturity.

    What is your opinion?

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    Re: why present perfect tense in this sentece?

    My opinion is that present perfect is used for emphasis (stressing the completion of the process) in this sentence. I believe, present simple is also correct.

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    Re: why present perfect tense in this sentece?

    Quote Originally Posted by egerol1 View Post
    Hello

    I came across with this sentence in a book but I didn't (or don't) understand why the present perfect tense is used?

    If I were the one that who had written the sentence I would have used the present simple. What would you choose?

    You should not give your children too much responsibility before they have reached maturity.

    To In my opinion that sentence should have been like this :

    You should not give your children too much responsibility before they [B]reach [/Bmaturity.

    What is your opinion?
    Please see my amendments to your post above.

    I agree with you. The present perfect isn't wrong, but I would use the present simple.

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