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  1. Newbie
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    Question Past Simple&Present Perfect

    Can we say :

    What have you bought your mother for Christmas?
    or just
    What did you buy your mother for Christmas?

    if no, why not?...

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    Retired English Teacher
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    Re: Past Simple&Present Perfect

    Both are 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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