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  1. B45
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    You've changed vs you changed

    I haven't seen my wife's friend Annie in a month or so, and she dyed her hair platinum blond. I say to her:

    "Hey, love your new hair color, you've changed it to such a bright shade!"

    VS

    "Hey, love your new hair color, you changed it to such a bright shade!"

    Are both useable here? What would a native speaker say?

  2. MikeNewYork's Avatar
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    Re: You've changed vs you changed

    Both are possible. Because it evidently happened within the last month, I would probably use "you've changed".

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    Re: You've changed vs you changed

    If the comment is being made on seeing it for the first, then it's the present perfect for me too.

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