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    • Join Date: Oct 2005
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    Smile Present perfect

    Could I use present perfect tense with "in the 1990(specific year)"?
    And, what about "in the 1990's"?
    I was taught not to use specific past adverbs with present perfect...
    But, I have seen those adverbs with present perfect tense.
    So, I'd like to know if it is gramatically right, or wrong?

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    Re: Present perfect

    Welcome, Erin.

    "in 1990" (a specific year) isn't compatible with the present perfect. As for "in the 1990s" (a period of time) I can't seem to think of a single example that works with the present prefect. Would you be willing to provide us with a few of the examples you've come across?

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