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    #1

    He didn't like / hasn't liked

    The doctor came yesterday. He didn't like / hasn't liked my cough.

    I think that both are possible, aren't they?
    Last edited by Boris Tatarenko; 14-Mar-2015 at 17:32.
    Please, correct all my mistakes. I should know English perfectly and if you show me my mistakes I will achieve my dream a little bit faster. A lot of thanks.

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    #2

    Re: He didn't like / hasn't liked

    No. He didn't like it.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #3

    Re: He didn't like / hasn't liked

    Not a teacher.
    The Doctor came yesterday, he didn't like my cough. He hasn't liked it since I first started coughing, twenty years ago, when the asbestos roof fell on my head.

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    #4

    Re: He didn't like / hasn't liked

    In the OP's sentence, the present perfect is incorrect because it does not agree with 'yesterday' which refers to the past. Am I right or wrong?

    May I ask why Hungrydog's above post says 'Not a teacher' while his/her member type is 'English Teacher'?

    Not a teacher.
    Last edited by Matthew Wai; 15-Mar-2015 at 12:29.

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    #5

    Re: He didn't like / hasn't liked

    He has been asked to correct his profile.

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    #6

    Re: He didn't like / hasn't liked

    The present perfect also refers to the past, don't forget. It's the actual time reference which determines whether the simple past or the past perfect is appropriate.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #7

    Re: He didn't like / hasn't liked

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    The present perfect also refers to the past, don't forget.
    Should it precisely be 'events which happened in the past but connect with the present/have continued up until now'? That's what I learned from grammar sites.

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    #8

    Re: He didn't like / hasn't liked

    Quote Originally Posted by Hungrydog View Post
    Not a teacher.
    The Doctor came yesterday, he didn't like my cough.
    This is a comma splice.
    Last edited by Rover_KE; 16-Mar-2015 at 02:58. Reason: Fixing typo.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    #9

    Re: He didn't like / hasn't liked

    I have read comments of all of you. Can anyone give the exact answer? Please do not go to add extra ideas. Just stick to the Op's main idea and let me know it is really "didn't like or "hasn't like". I however think "didn't like is correct in this case. On the other hand, I have never seen sentences like "I have not liked or he has not liked", may be it's grammatically correct but sounds unnatural to me. Note I am not a teacher. I just posted my opinion.

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    #10

    Re: He didn't like / hasn't liked

    In it simplest form, without adding any words or ideas to the OP's post, it's "The doctor came yesterday. He didn't like my cough."
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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