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    present perfect

    Teacher, are these sentences OK? I am not sure if I use the right tense?

    Have you found someone to babysit your children? Have you heard back from your previous babysitter who helped you last time?

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    Re: present perfect

    The tenses are good.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: present perfect

    Quote Originally Posted by thomas615 View Post
    Have you heard back from your previous babysitter who helped you last time?
    Doesn’t before work better than last time in the given sentence, please?


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    Re: present perfect

    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post
    Doesn’t before work better than last time in the given sentence, please?

    It's possible, but it's not better.

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    Re: present perfect

    Quote Originally Posted by Odessa Dawn View Post
    Doesn’t before work better than last time in the given sentence, please?

    To me, 'before' can mean 'on a previous (unspecified) occasion'. 'Last time' can only refer to the most recent occasion.

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    Re: present perfect

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    To me, 'before' can mean 'on a previous (unspecified) occasion'. 'Last time' can only refer to the most recent occasion.
    Same here

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