Student or Learner
1. I have had breakfast this morning. (still morning)
2. I had breakfast this morning. (still morning)
P.S: I had my breakfast and I won't have breakfast one more time.
My question is that must we use the simple past or present perfect tense while using a time expression such as this morning? Which one is OK?
-This year, we won the world cup. This is correct.
-This year, we have won the world cup. This is not so good.*
Could you please check it out? Teacher Raymott says 'We don't use the present perfect (a present tense) with an adverbial of past time. "This year" is still happening, but it obviously refers to an event in the past. There are contexts in which the second sentence is possible, but it's not a good template sentence for learning good English''.
For that reason, why is the sentence ''I had breakfast this morning. (still morning)'' not correct although it refers to an event in the past. And as I have said before, I won't eat breakfast again!
He said that the first sentence ''-This year, we won the world cup. This is correct.'' is correct, that is, the simple past, not the present perfect, for that reason, I asked you the reason why.
I consider "This year, we have won the world cup." to be, at best, awkward. "I had breakfast this morning" is fine, if said later in the day.