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    During the last three years, the shipyard repaired 6 ships


    During the last three years, the shipyard repaired 6 ships. This July ferries X and Y, which sail under the flag of A, have undergone repairs at the shipyard. In August of this year MSR Gryfia has repaired ferry “Barnim”, another floating unit belonging to this owner.

    Does the bolded sentence use a proper grammatical tense or should it say "During the last three years, the shipyard has repaired 6 ships"?

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    Last edited by JACEK1; 02-Oct-2016 at 15:36.

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    Re: During the last three years, the shipyard repaired 6 ships

    Either is possible 'During the last three years' could refer to the calendar years 2013 to 2015, or to the three-year period ending at the time of speaking. If the first is intended, the past simple will be used; if the latter is intended, the present perfect will probably be used.
    Last edited by emsr2d2; 02-Oct-2016 at 16:39. Reason: Fixed typo

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