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    Tense

    What is the difference between "is approaching" and "has approached"? Would a person be closer by using one rather than the other?

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    Re: Tense

    Quote Originally Posted by alhilda View Post
    What is the difference between "is approaching" and "has approached"? Would a person be closer by using one rather than the other?
    If X is approaching Y, it is in the process of moving towards Y. If X has approached Y, it has already moved towards Y and stopped moving.

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    Re: Tense

    Welcome to the forum, alhilda.

    I note that your native language is English. I am surprised that you do not understand the meanings implied by these two forms.

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