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    "She left the house" , "She has left the house" what is the difference?

    "She left the house" , "She has left the house" what is the difference between these sentence? and why do I use auxiliary verb?

    Thanks in advance for your kind advises.

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    #2

    Re: "She left the house" , "She has left the house" what is the difference?

    The auxiliary verb creates the present perfect tense. Without it, you have the simple past tense. In many cases, they have the same meaning, but it will take context for a complete answer.

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    Re: "She left the house" , "She has left the house" what is the difference?

    'She left the house last night.'
    'She has left the house this morning.'
    Are they correct?

    Not a teacher.

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    Re: "She left the house" , "She has left the house" what is the difference?

    She left the house this morning.

    We use the present perfect without a time reference (in general).

    Is your sister home?
    No, she has left the house.
    What time did she leave?
    She left at 10am.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #5

    Re: "She left the house" , "She has left the house" what is the difference?

    'What have you done this morning?'
    'I have seen a little accident this morning.'
    ── quoted from http://beike.dangzhi.com/view/9lz3m7

    Do you find them unacceptable?

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    Re: "She left the house" , "She has left the house" what is the difference?

    They're okay if it is still morning.

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    Re: "She left the house" , "She has left the house" what is the difference?

    Absolutely, riquecohen. If it's afternoon (or evening, or the next day etc), you would say "I saw a little accident this/yesterday/Monday morning".
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: "She left the house" , "She has left the house" what is the difference?

    So, are these sentences incorrect?

    1. "She left the house last month" (incorrect? or omitted "had"?)

    2. "She had just left the house (this morning)" (incorrect? or can I still use "had" in this sentence?)

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    Re: "She left the house" , "She has left the house" what is the difference?

    Quote Originally Posted by drps4 View Post
    So, are these sentences incorrect?

    1. "She left the house last month." (incorrect? or omitted "had"?)

    2. "She had just left the house (this morning)." (incorrect? or can I still use "had" in this sentence?)
    You can use this if you follow it with something that happened after the leaving of the house. For example "She had just left the house this morning when she realised she had left her wallet behind".
    See above.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: "She left the house" , "She has left the house" what is the difference?

    Quote Originally Posted by drps4 View Post
    2. "She had just left the house (this morning)" (incorrect? or can I still use "had" in this sentence?)
    Note that you are now asking about a completely different tense, the past perfect, which has not appeared so far in the thread.

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