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    #1

    Smile present perfect with "in the 1980's"

    Thank you for previous answer.

    And, the sentence I saw was like this...
    "Only in the 1980's, there have been a lot of change."
    There was no present time remark out of all paragraphs.
    So, I just want to make sure if the sentence above could be correct gramatically.

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    Re: present perfect with "in the 1980's"

    Not now- if the sentence was written in the 1980s, then the time would be OK, but not now. (BTW- it would either have to be 'have been...changes or has been...change)

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