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    Exclamation I have finished my exam finally!

    Hello Dears,

    I have finished my exam finally! I am so happy.
    Why on the mentioned sentence we should use "present perfect "?! finished exams is an finished action , Could we use simple past?!
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    Re: I have finished my exam finally!

    You could say: "I finished my exams today".

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    Re: I have finished my exam finally!

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    You could say: "I finished my exams today".
    Thanks.So, what is the reason of using 'present perfect' on my first post.?!

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    Re: I have finished my exam finally!

    Quote Originally Posted by nininaz View Post
    Thanks. So what is the reason for using the present perfect in my first post? Use only a single, appropriate punctuation mark.
    If you didn't write it yourself, who did?

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    Re: I have finished my exam finally!

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    If you didn't write it yourself, who did?
    I saw that example on Youtube .

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    Re: I have finished my exam finally!

    Quote Originally Posted by nininaz View Post
    what is the reason of using 'present perfect' on my first post.?!
    Because the present perfect can apply to the recent past. For example, 'I have just finished my exam'.

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    Re: I have finished my exam finally!

    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew Wai View Post
    Because the present perfect can apply to the recent past. For example, 'I have just finished my exam'.

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    Thanks.Could we say "because of the connection to the present"?
    She is happy.why?! done in the past but result is , her happiness

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    Re: I have finished my exam finally!

    The present perfect always suggests some kind of connection between the past and the present, regardless of how recent those past events may be.
    So, yes, we could say it about both of the examples - with and without "just".

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    Re: I have finished my exam finally!

    Quote Originally Posted by Weaver67 View Post
    The present perfect always suggests some kind of connection between the past and the present
    There should be no such connection when the present perfect is applied to a future action.

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    Re: I have finished my exam finally!

    Yes, I agree that saying "always" is a bit of exaggeration; the same can be said in the case of the present simple not suggesting anything about the present when it is applied to a future action. However, in the context given, and the question being discussed, we can still say that the most common and typical use of the present perfect is what I mentioned above.

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    Last edited by Weaver67; 13-Oct-2014 at 18:33.

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