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    #1

    simple past + present perfect

    Are these sentences correct? Shouldn't we change the present perfect to another tense?
    It was the best film I have ever seen.
    Jake was the best friend that I have ever had.

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    #2

    Re: simple past + present perfect

    They are fine as is.

    Rover

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    Re: simple past + present perfect

    Quote Originally Posted by English4everyone View Post
    Are these sentences correct? Yes. Shouldn't we change the present perfect to another tense? No.
    It was the best film I have ever seen.
    Jake was the best friend that I have ever had.
    See above.

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    #4

    Re: simple past + present perfect

    I would prefer:

    Jake is the best friend that I have ever had.
    Or
    Jake was the best friend that I had​ ever had.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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