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    Present vs. past

    Which tense (past simple/present perfect) should be used in the sentence: (during a presentation) As I ________(say) before, there are many people suffering from cancer.

    there is my reason for PP: It is a past action when time is not specified

    but also for PS: the time can be understood (I mean for a presntation listener.
    Both reasons were/has been - (see I do not know again) taken from UE Glossary

    I apologise for such a confusing description.
    Thanks in advance for your help.

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    Re: Present vs. past

    Both forms are possible - it depends on what is going on in the speaker's mind at the moment of speaking.

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