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    present perfect and past simple

    Present perfect tense and past simple tense.
    She has gone home.
    She went home.
    What is the difference?
    And when will we use each of them?
    Please also correct my English at the same time you answer this.

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    Re: present perfect and past simple

    She has gone home. In BrE, this refers to an event in the recent past. The speaker's main interest is either on the fact that she is no longer here, or that she is now at home, not on the 'going'

    She went home. In BrE, the speaker is referring to an event seen as taking place in past time i.e., it has no real connection with the present. There will usually be a past time implied, if not explicitly mentioned.

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    Re: present perfect and past simple

    So, we can choose either of them, or can I say "using of these tenses depend on how the speaker intends to say"?

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