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    Did you drop something? vs Have you dropped something?

    I saw a man drop something on the road. Which of the following questions is natural?

    1. Did you drop something?
    2. Have you dropped something?

    Thanks.

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    Re: Did you drop something? vs Have you dropped something?

    If you saw it happen, then you would pick it up, then go after him and just say "Excuse me. You dropped this" and hand it back to him.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: Did you drop something? vs Have you dropped something?

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    If you saw it happen, then you would pick it up, then go after him and just say "Excuse me. You dropped this" and hand it back to him.
    Thanks ems

    If something is left on the ground, a man is standing near there. But I am not sure whether he dropped it. Which of the following questions is natural?

    1. Did you drop something?
    2. Have you dropped something?

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    Re: Did you drop something? vs Have you dropped something?

    They both work.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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