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    #1

    mistake done on purpose

    "The world would be a better place if people would just accept that there's nothing new under the sun, and everything you can do with a person has probably been done long before you got there."

    Did the author use the present perfect on purpose?

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    #2

    Re: mistake done on purpose

    That's an odd question. Why do you think that the writer may not have used present perfect on purpose?

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    #3

    Re: mistake done on purpose

    Boris, please wait till the OP has responded and the question has been replied to before posting a supplementary question which is only likely to cloud the issue.

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