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    Question present perfect change to present simple question

    I have a question below about the present perfect.
    This sentence "Drugs
    have become a big problem everywhere. "
    Why cannot it use present simple? Such as "Drugs become a big problem everywhere."
    This problem of the drugs exists in
    everywhere, dosen't it?
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    Re: present perfect change to present simple question

    Welcome to the forums, puman.

    Quote Originally Posted by puman0727 View Post
    I have a question below about the present perfect.

    Consider t
    his sentence: "Drugs
    have become a big problem everywhere."

    Why cannot it use the present simple? Such as "Drugs become a big problem everywhere." ​This is non-standard use of the present simple. You could use the present continuous: 'Drugs are becoming a big problem everywhere'.

    This problem of the drugs exists in
    everywhere, doesn't it? Actually, no. Plenty of places don't have drug problems.
    Rover
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    Re: present perfect change to present simple question

    Quote Originally Posted by puman0727 View Post
    Why cannot it use present simple? Such as "Drugs become a big problem everywhere."
    This problem of the drugs exists in
    everywhere, dosen't it?
    That would work with other verbs, but not with become, which is describing the process/change. Drugs are a problem everywhere or The drug problem exists everywhere are both fine grammatically.

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    Re: present perfect change to present simple question

    I appreciate that you corrected my English grammar. Thank you
    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Welcome to the forums, puman.



    Rover

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