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    In the previous years .......


    In the previous years, the shipyard performed class repairs to the following ships: A, B, C and D.

    Given the fact that the phrase "In the previous years" is used, I would expect to use Simple Past tense rather than Present Perfect tense.

    What do you think?

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    Re: In the previous years .......

    Please use the "Edit Post" function to enlarge the font so that the post is readable. It's far too small. Thanks.
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    Re: In the previous years .......

    Unless the time span had been previously specified, "the previous years" is incorrect.

    It's unclear what the context for this sentence is, so hard to suggest a best alternative. Perhaps 'In the past, the shipyard has performed class repairs to the following ships: A, B, C and D.'

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