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    Startled or have startled

    Hello,

    The house is quiet. So you don't think there's anyone in the house. You feel a tap on your shoulder and turn around and say:

    "You startled me!" OR
    "You have startled me!"

    Is the Present Perfect not natural here?

    Thank you.

    Nawee

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    Re: Startled or have startled

    I am not a teacher. Well, I think there's no differences in this case which one of these sentences would be used however I would use "You startled me"

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    Re: Startled or have startled

    Quote Originally Posted by naweewra View Post

    The house is quiet. So you don't think there's anyone in the house. You feel a tap on your shoulder and turn around and say:

    "You startled me!" OR
    "You have startled me!"

    Is the Present Perfect not natural here? No.

    Rover

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