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    Is the sentence correct?

    I have got the following sentence:

    'The World Finals 2011 initially were planned to be in Egypt, but revolution has changed plans.'

    (At the present talking about the 2011 World Finals and Egypt Revolution.)

    I believe it's incorrect. First of all, the usage of Present Perfect is incorrect, and it should be changed with Past Perfect. Also some articles are missing. I think it should be like this:

    'The World Finals 2011 initially were planned to be in Egypt, but the revolution had changed plans.'

    Is everything I said correct?

    Regards,
    Vitaliy.

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    #2

    Re: Is the sentence correct?

    I agree with you about the missing articles, but "... the revolution has changed the plans" is correct.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: Is the sentence correct?

    What is the connection with the present in this case?

    How about 'had changed'? What is the difference in meanings?

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    Re: Is the sentence correct?

    It depends on when the sentence was written.
    "Has changed" is correct if the sentence was written any time after the plans were changed until the World Cup was played.
    " ... but the revolution changed plans." (simple past) is correct if the sentence was written after the World Cup had been played.
    "Had changed" (past perfect) is only suitable if there's some other event that occurred after the revolution had changed the plans - and of course which is relevant to the point being made.

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