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    S has spent the whole afternoon to prepare for the dinner and has set/set"...

    Peter has spent the whole afternoon in the kitchen to prepare for the dinner and has set the table with candles and flowers. It looks so romantic.

    Peter "has spent" the whole afternoon in the kitchen to prepare for the dinner and "to set" the table with candles and flowers. It looks so romantic.

    -Which is correct? And, in the quotes, can I just use the simple past tense(spent and set)?

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    #2

    Re: S has spent the whole afternoon to prepare for the dinner and has set/set"...

    Assuming that the dinner will not be served in the kitchen, I would use the the first sentence. Both are correct, however.

    In my opinion, the simple past tense could be used.

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    Re: S has spent the whole afternoon to prepare for the dinner and has set/set"...

    "Peter has spent the whole afternoon in the kitchen to prepare preparing for the dinner and has set the table with candles and flowers. It looks so romantic."

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