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    Post Advanced book concerning the usage of Present Perfect x Simple Past

    Hello guys, my name is Thomas and I'm from Brazil.

    In my native language (Portuguese) when we reffer to actions that were taken we always use Simple Past (as a consequence Present Perfect doesn't exist) and sometimes I get confused about when to use one or the other.

    I studied it and know that Present Perfect has the idea of continuity, etc. I studied using two books: English Grammar in Use and Advanced English Grammar in Use from Murphy but I still get confused sometimes and would like to know what book can explain it to me in a detailed way.

    Thank you very much.

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    Re: Advanced book concerning the usage of Present Perfect x Simple Past


    I don't own any of these books, but judging from the few pages that I've seen on amazon, I think that these books do a pretty good job of explaining the difference between the present perfect and simple past.

    If you have a specific question about the usage of the past simple or present perfect, feel free to ask.

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