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    Simple Past vs Present Perfect

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    (1). In the past two weeks, I have had two exams and have two more to do. (pp)
    (2). In the past two weeks, I had two exams and have two more to do. (p)

    (3). In the past two weeks, I have taken two exams and have two more to do. (pp)
    (4). In the past two weeks, I took two exams and have two more to do. (p)

    (5). In the past year, the sales went up. (p)
    (6). In the past year, the sales have gone up/increased. (pp)

    I think the only the simple forms are the correct answers, right? (so only (2), (4), and (4)).

    Thanks!
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    #2

    Re: Simple Past vs Present Perfect

    Quote Originally Posted by vcolts View Post
    Ex.

    (1). In the past two weeks, I have had two exams and have two more to do. (pp)
    (2). In the past two weeks, I had two exams and have two more to do. (p)

    (3). In the past two weeks, I have written two exams and have two more to do. (pp)
    (4). In the past two weeks, I wrote two exams and have two more to do. (p)

    (4). In the past year, the sales went up. (p)
    (5). In the past year, the sales have gone up/increased. (pp)

    I think the only the simple forms are the correct answers, right? (so only (2), (4), and (4)).

    Thanks!
    You will hear/read both forms, but I would use "pp" with the time reference.

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    #3

    Re: Simple Past vs Present Perfect

    In a grammar exam, would you mark all of them as grammatically correct (and the pairs mean the same thing?)?

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    #4

    Re: Simple Past vs Present Perfect

    Yes and yes.

    However, you don't write an exam. You take, do, sit or set an exam.

    And why are there two #4s?

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    Re: Simple Past vs Present Perfect

    Thanks, Mr. Rover_KE. It's fixed.

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