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    Smile Past simple VS Present Perfect , why are these answers correct ? ( help me , please )

    Hello teachers , I want to ask you about Past Simple and Present Perfect , I have answered a quiz.
    These questions couldn't answer them , I hope I understand why the answers like those .


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    I never ________________ my grandmother as she died before I was born .

    Knew ( / )

    have known

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    I ________________ breakfast before leaving home this morning .

    Haven't had
    Didn't have ( / )

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    The weather _________________ dreadful for the whole two weeks we were there .

    was ( / )
    has been

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    I __________________ finished the exam in time yesterday .


    Only just finished ( / )
    Have only just finished
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    The first time we __________________ was just the other day .

    spoke ( / )
    have spoken

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    I've known her since we ______________ at school together .

    were ( / )
    have been
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    I ______________ just Meg and Brain at the party .

    Have seen
    saw ( / )
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    Re: Past simple VS Present Perfect , why are these answers correct ? ( help me , plea

    Quote Originally Posted by Mredres View Post
    Hello teachers , I want to ask you about Past Simple and Present Perfect , I have answered a quiz.
    These questions couldn't answer them , I hope I understand why the answers like those .


    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    I never ________________ my grandmother as she died before I was born .

    Knew ( / )

    have known

    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    I ________________ breakfast before leaving home this morning .

    Haven't had
    Didn't have ( / )

    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The weather _________________ dreadful for the whole two weeks we were there .

    was ( / )
    has been

    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    -
    I __________________ finished the exam in time yesterday .


    Only just finished ( / )
    Have only just finished
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


    The first time we __________________ was just the other day .

    spoke ( / )
    have spoken

    ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    I've known her since we ______________ at school together .

    were ( / )
    have been
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    I ______________ just Meg and Brain at the party .

    Have seen
    saw ( / )
    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Are the words in green the answers that you think are correct?
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Past simple VS Present Perfect , why are these answers correct ? ( help me , plea

    Yes , I think these answers are correct , because I answered the opposite of these answers in a quiz in usingEnglish . After I finished the quiz , usingEnglish told me your answers are incorrect and these answers in green words are correct .

    Do you think these answers are incorrect ?

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    Re: Past simple VS Present Perfect , why are these answers correct ? ( help me , plea

    All the answers in green are correct. There is either a typo in your transcription or in the original of the last question. The name should be "Brian" not "Brain", and neither "I have seen just Meg and Brian at the party" nor "I saw just Meg and Brian at the party" is natural. We might say "I have just seen/I just saw Meg and Brian at the party" meaning "I saw them just now" (ie a few minutes ago). The way it's worded in the example sounds as if "just" is being used to mean "only" which would be unnatural and unlikely.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Past simple VS Present Perfect , why are these answers correct ? ( help me , plea

    It is very clear now , what about another questions ?

    Can you tell me why are the answers like those :) ?

    Thanks a lot ..

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    Re: Past simple VS Present Perfect , why are these answers correct ? ( help me , plea

    Quote Originally Posted by Mredres View Post
    It is very clear now , what about another questions ?

    Can you tell me why are the answers like those :) ?

    Thanks a lot ..
    I agree with emsr. However, the other choice in the last could be correct in a certain context. If someone asked if you saw Meg, Brian, and George at the party, you could respond, "I saw just Meg and Brian at the party."

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    Re: Past simple VS Present Perfect , why are these answers correct ? ( help me , plea

    It seems to be no answers about the other questions . Thanks a lot Emser and Mike .

    See you .

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    Re: Past simple VS Present Perfect , why are these answers correct ? ( help me , plea

    Quote Originally Posted by Mredres View Post
    It is very clear now , what about another questions ?
    Can you tell me why are the answers like those :) ?
    Thanks a lot ..
    In all of the other questions, you need the past simple because the actions are completed. They all have time clues in the sentences, such as "yesterday" or "before I was born".

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