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    #1

    presemt perfect

    Hello dear,

    Could you please check which one is more specific.

    -A: Did you fix the car today?
    -B:No, I had fixed it yesterday.

    or
    -A: Did you fix the car today?
    -B:No, I had already fixed it yesterday.

    or
    -A: Did you fix the car today?
    -B:No, I already fixed it yesterday.

    or

    -A: Did you fix the car today?
    -B:No, I fixed it yesterday.

    Do we have to use past simple or past perfect at the selection 'B' ?

    Thank you.

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    #2

    Re: presemt perfect

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    Past Simple would work just fine.

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    #3

    Re: presemt perfect

    But I think the example with 'already' may be suitable to this form, is that right?

    A: Did you fix the car today?
    B:Don' worry! I had already fixed it yesterday.

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    #4

    Re: presemt perfect

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    Already is OK, you can use it, though I would use either already or yesterday, not both, because it doesn't sound good to me. Past Perfect is not needed, in my opinion.

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    #5

    Re: presemt perfect

    We can use past perfect without using 'yesterday' at that sentence, is that right?

    A: Did you fix the car today?
    B:Don't worry! I had already fixed it.

    or

    A: Did you fix the car today?
    B:Don' worry! I had fixed it yesterday.

    Not both.
    Last edited by aysaa; 03-Dec-2011 at 16:19.

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    #6

    Re: presemt perfect

    I see no need for the present/past perfect in any of those contexts. No matter what the question, if you fixed the car yesterday then you only need to say "I fixed it yesterday".

    If you add "already" then you will find a difference in opinion between BrE and AmE (I think).

    BrE: I have fixed it already.
    AmE: I fixed it already.

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