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    joham is offline Key Member
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    Why have you come back? vs. Why did you come back?

    What's the difference between 'Why have you come back?' and 'Why did you come back?' ?

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    SoothingDave is offline VIP Member
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    Re: Why have you come back? vs. Why did you come back?

    No difference in meaning.

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    Re: Why have you come back? vs. Why did you come back?

    That's probably true in practice. The former, however, is very BrE, and the latter AmE.

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