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    found this out since

    'A' tells 'B' the results of an investigation he started at ten in the morning.
    'B' replies:

    1-You have found all this out since ten o'clock this morning?

    2-You found all this out since ten o'clock this morning?

    Which of the two sentences '1' and '2' are acceptable here?

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    Re: found this out since

    You could use either, depending on other factors.
    One factor might be that if A had finished his research, the simple past would be used, whereas if the investigation is ongoing, 1 might be better.

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