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  1. B45
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    I've met celebrities at Lakers games last year.

    I've met celebrities at Lakers games last year.

    VS

    I met celebrities at Lakers games last year.

    Are both okay?

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    #2

    Re: I've met celebrities at Lakers games last year.

    Only the second is correct.

  2. B45
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    Re: I've met celebrities at Lakers games last year.

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Only the second is correct.
    What if I change it to:

    I've met celebrities at Lakers games a few years back.

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    Re: I've met celebrities at Lakers games last year.

    NOT A TEACHER

    Nope. It's not correct. You should use the past simple.

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    #5

    Re: I've met celebrities at Lakers games last year.

    If you specify a time, use the simple past.

    You can use the present perfect like this:

    'I have met celebrities at Lakers games over the years (and may continue to do so in the future).'

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    #6

    Re: I've met celebrities at Lakers games last year.

    Don't use the present perfect with time phrases that are finished like last year.

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