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    #1

    Why past simple?

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    -I didn't come here to hear you jabber on about that.
    -Kaido came here because there is something that he thinks is important to hear.
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    Why past simple? Why not present perfect?

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    #2

    Re: Why past simple?

    You could use either.

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    #3

    Re: Why past simple?

    Thank you for answer. It is not important which tense I used, is it? Is there any meaning difference between these tenses?

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    #4

    Re: Why past simple?

    Quote Originally Posted by CxDe View Post
    Thank you for answer. It is not important which tense I use, is it? Is there any difference in meaning between these tenses?
    The difference in meaning would be between the sentences and not the tenses. If you have any sentences in mind (to compare), post them and somebody will comment on any difference in meaning.


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    #5

    Re: Why past simple?

    Thank you for correcting me. You see, my english is bad :) I wonder If we can use following sentence instead of prior sentence:
    -I haven't came here to hear you jabber on about that.

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    #6

    Re: Why past simple?

    No. "I haven't came" is not grammatical at all.

    I come.
    I came.
    I have come.
    I had come.
    I will come.


    Those are the present, past and future tenses of the verb "to come". You can replace "have" and "had" with "haven't" and "hadn't" for the negative.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #7

    Re: Why past simple?

    I did grammatical mistake, to write came instead of come. I wanted to ask to write this sentence in present perfect tense form is agreeable for this text.

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    #8

    Re: Why past simple?

    With "come" it works.

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    #9

    Re: Why past simple?

    Quote Originally Posted by CxDe View Post
    Thank you for correcting me. You see, my english is bad :) I wonder If we can use following sentence instead of prior sentence:
    -I haven't come here to hear you jabber on about that.

    Perhaps better would be:

    I didn't come here to hear you jabber on about that, you dope!




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