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    present perfect / simple past with tonight

    Hello,

    There is something that has been long confusing me. Should I use the present perfect or simple past with 'tonight'? I tried to make some sentences:

    1- I have seen your boyfriend tonight.
    2- I saw your boyfriend tonight.
    3- She has given birth to her son tonight.
    4- She gave birth to her son tonight.

    I think sentences 2 and 4 are OK but cannot make sure of 1 and 3.

    Thanks.

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    Re: present perfect / simple past with tonight

    All of your examples (and more) can be correct, depending on circumstance. Tonight is a range of time. All verb tenses could apply, depending on the order of events.

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    Re: present perfect / simple past with tonight

    I don't like 1 and 3. I prefer 2 and 4.

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