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    when we should use present perfect tense

    When present perfect tense is used
    Difference between present perfect tense vs past simple? ?

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    Re: past perfect tense vs past simple

    Without going into too much detail, basically the past simple is used for an action that has finished in a time that has finished. Let's look at a couple of examples.

    Yesterday, I played a great game of tennis.
    I moved to Indonesia 13 years ago.

    Notice the use of the past time markers 'yesterday' and '13 years ago'.

    Now let's look at past simple vs past perfect simple, which is the past in the past.

    Yesterday, I went for a few beers after I had played a great game of tennis.
    Before I decided to move to Indonesia, I had thought about moving to Malaysia.

    Here, you can see that the two past perfect verbs happened before the two past simple verbs. Notice also that the past perfect verbs are both 'connected ' to the past simple verbs in some way.

    This is a very brief explanation, obviously. If you'd like more, let me know.

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    Re: past perfect tense vs past simple

    Quote Originally Posted by manishmodi View Post
    Difference between past perfect and past simple tense???
    I am not a teacher.

    There are three words missing from your question (what is the), and there are two question marks too many.

    If you are asking this question, perhaps you should be working on something simpler. Do you have a teacher?

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    Re: when we should use present perfect tense

    Quote Originally Posted by manishmodi View Post
    When ​is the present perfect tense is used?

    What is the difference between the present perfect tense vs and the past simple? ?
    Please note my corrections to your post.

    Click here for a user-friendly tutorial on verb tenses.

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    Re: when we should use present perfect tense

    I have merged the two threads into one.
    Please do NOT ask the same question more than once.
    Thank you.
    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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