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    early today

    Hello,

    Is early today used with the present perfect or the past simple? We know that today can be used with either.

    For example: Jack is entering the house at 8:15am with a sports bag. His mother says to him: You have been to the gym early today.

    Or must we use only the simple past in there?

    Thanks.

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    Re: early today

    Quote Originally Posted by aysaa View Post
    Hello,

    Is early today used with the present perfect or the past simple? We know that today can be used with either.

    For example: Jack is entering the house at 8:15am with a sports bag. His mother says to him: You have been to the gym early today.

    Or must we use only the simple past in there?

    Thanks.
    Your sentence is possible.

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    Re: early today

    What if we use the simple past tense in there? Does any different meaning occur?

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    Re: early today

    Quote Originally Posted by aysaa View Post
    What if we use the simple past tense in there? Does any different meaning occur?
    The meaning would be the same, IMO.

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