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    #1

    to ask or to have asked?

    Hello, teachers!

    I've found the following question sentence:

    1. You're the fourth person that's asked me that today.
    = You're the fourth person ( ) me that today.

    Choices: 1) ask 2) to ask 3) to have asked

    According to the answer key, the correct answer is 2).

    I don't know why #3 is not the answer.
    #2 is enough because the word "today" indicates that the phrase "to ask me that today" refers to the past?

    yam.

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    Re: to ask or to have asked?

    2 and 3 are both correct.
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

    — Arthur Schopenhauer

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