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    What did she say?

    Dear teachers,

    Could you please tell me if the teacher in the welcome.mp3 below is saying "...I'm glad you've joined us, we have a lot to learn together this week."?

    I also have a question about what tense is appropriate to use here to ask the above question, that is, which is better to use?
    - if she is saying... / what is she saying?
    - if she was saying... / what was she saying?
    - if she said... / what did she say?
    - if she has said... / what has she said?

    Thank you!
    Last edited by Heidi; 18-Aug-2011 at 03:55.

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    Re: What did she say?

    Heidi.
    She does appear to say "I'm glad you joined us.." rather than "you've".
    The way you have phrased your question is fine.

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    Re: What did she say?

    Do you think it's correct to say "my name is Andrea, I'm glad you joined us, we have a lot to learn together this week", as the teacher introduces herself and welcomes everyone to join her to learn English together, using 'I'm glad you joined us' instead of 'I'm glad you've joined us'?

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    Re: What did she say?

    Quote Originally Posted by Heidi View Post
    Do you think it's correct to say "my name is Andrea, I'm glad you joined us, we have a lot to learn together this week", as the teacher introduces herself and welcomes everyone to join her to learn English together, using 'I'm glad you joined us' instead of 'I'm glad you've joined us'?
    Yes.

    The present perfect is probably more natural for BrE speakers, but the past simple is fine.

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    Re: What did she say?

    Quote Originally Posted by curates-egg View Post
    Yes.

    The present perfect is probably more natural for BrE speakers, but the past simple is fine.
    ... not only more natural but also carrying different implications. For me, 'I'm glad you joined us' implies 'IIm glad you took the decision to join us, there being a dsitinct possibility that you might not' - the simple action in the past is the decision.

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