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    #1

    Has broken out or broke out

    1. With some particularly bad timing, the scandal has broken out just days before a national holiday celebrating Buddha’s birth.

    Or

    2. With some particularly bad timing, the scandal broke out just days before a national holiday celebrating Buddha’s birth.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 05-Dec-2012 at 20:36. Reason: Numbering the sentences.

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    #2

    Re: Has broken out or broke out

    Welcome to the forums, Susan.

    The use of the present perfect tense in #1 tells me that the scandal broke out very recently and #2 that it came to light in the more distant past.

    Rover

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