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    Red face please correct me sentence

    Hello, can someone please correct my sentence below:

    'I've spoken to her just now. Are you free tomorrow so that I can discuss with you further about the issues that was raised yesterday about this case.'

    Thank you.

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    Re: please correct me sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by marmitelover View Post
    Hello, can someone please correct my sentence below:

    'I've spoken to her just now. Are you free tomorrow so that I can to discuss with you further about the issues that was were raised yesterday about this case.'

    Thank you.
    See above.

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    Re: please correct me sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    I've spoken to her just now.

    Hello emsr2d2;

    Why is it incorrect to use present perfect tense for something recently happened?
    I'd use it as "I've just spoken to her", though.

    Or as you suggested should we use the past tense ? But in this case isn't it wrong to use now?

    Thanks in advance for your and others' replies who wish to contribute.

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    Re: please correct me sentence

    "I've just spoken to her" sounds natural, but "I've spoken to her just now" doesn't. I don't think I can really explain why!

    I've spoken to her in the last week.
    I've spoken to her in the last five minutes.
    I've spoken to her since lunch.

    Those are all fine. The only connection I can see is that "I have spoken to her" is followed by a preposition and then a period of time in them, but "just now" doesn't fit that pattern.

    The phrase "just now" doesn't mean the same as "now". It actually means "a few moments ago". I would certainly say "I spoke to her a few moments ago" not "I have spoken to her a few moments ago".

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    Re: please correct me sentence

    Hello,

    Why "I've spoken to her in the last week" and not " I spoke to her last week" ? Because last week is in the past and have no connection with today.

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    Re: please correct me sentence

    Or does "in last week" mean since?

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    Re: please correct me sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by Kco13 View Post
    Or does "in last week" mean since?
    More or less. Sometime between a week ago and today, I've spoken with her.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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