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    My friend asks me to go see a movie. What's the difference between saying: I've alr

    My friend asks me to go see a movie.

    What's the difference between saying:

    I've already seen it twice.

    VS

    I've already saw it twice.

    Are both the same?

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    Re: My friend asks me to go see a movie. What's the difference between saying: I've

    I can't believe you think "I've saw' is grammatical.

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    Re: My friend asks me to go see a movie. What's the difference between saying: I've

    Sorry, I meant :

    I've already seen it twice.

    VS

    I already saw it twice.

    Do they mean the same?

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    Re: My friend asks me to go see a movie. What's the difference between saying: I've

    They do, but #1 is a more natural response in this context.

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    Re: My friend asks me to go see a movie. What's the difference between saying: I've

    Both options work for me.

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    Re: My friend asks me to go see a movie. What's the difference between saying: I've

    We frequently stumble across the BrE vs AmE difference.

    In BrE, only "I've already seen it [twice]" would be used. AmE uses the simple past in this context - "I already saw it". The latter is very unnatural in BrE in that context.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: My friend asks me to go see a movie. What's the difference between saying: I've

    Yes. We often skip the present perfect when it is not necessary.

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    Re: My friend asks me to go see a movie. What's the difference between saying: I've

    Can I say that "I've seen it two times."?

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    Re: My friend asks me to go see a movie. What's the difference between saying: I've

    You can but it's not natural. We use "twice" in almost every context.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Re: My friend asks me to go see a movie. What's the difference between saying: I've

    I might say, "I've already seen it two times." That's for emphasis. Certainly you need this construct for more than twice.

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