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    hello everybody,
    what is the difference between you have missed the file and you missed the file?
    thank you
    Last edited by Soura; 15-Feb-2012 at 20:51. Reason: correction

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    Re: difference

    Hi Soura

    Welcome to Using English.

    To give you a good answer, it would be helpful to know how much you know about tenses already. Have you studied simple past compared to present perfect, and you just have a question about the specific meaning of THESE sentences? Or have you not yet studied the difference?

    Also, I'm not sure what you mean by "missing" a file. For example, was I supposed to be filing all the file foldres in the office, and one is still on the desk, and you say to me "Barb, you missed a file"?

    Just a couple more things:
    Please try to remember to start your sentences with capital letters.
    Please try to remember to put the thing you're asking about in quotes.

    That is:
    Hello everybody,
    What is the difference between "You have missed the file" and "You missed the file"?
    Thank you.
    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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