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    Present Perfect versus Past Simple

    Here are two situations in the classroom:

    1) a student made a mistake in his paper that he had turned in three days ago and the teacher is talking about it in class
    2) a student has just made a mistake in class

    How shall I phrase the following idea in both situations so that the sentences would be grammatically correct:

    I am glad you made (have made) a mistake - you gave (have given) me a chance to teach you!
    Last edited by englishhobby; 28-Oct-2012 at 18:55. Reason: misprint
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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