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    "told/have told" and "grew/have grown"

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    There. I told/have told you everything I can think of that is at all important in my life at the moment. I think I grew/have grown up a lot during the last six mounts. I understand that my education is important. Losing my scholarship made my life more difficult, but I believe that I will finally take charge of my life.

    Please check if the verb forms are correct.

    "told/have told" and "grew/have grown" confuse me. Which one is grammatical?


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    Re: "told/have told" and "grew/have grown"

    The present perfect tense(have told, have grown) is more appropriate in both cases.

    Have told - action happened at an specified time before now
    Have grown - talk about change over a period of time

    http://www.englishpage.com/verbpage/presentperfect.html
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: "told/have told" and "grew/have grown"

    Quote Originally Posted by oksuz_ View Post
    during the last six mounts..
    Typo: ​months.

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    Re: "told/have told" and "grew/have grown"

    Quote Originally Posted by tedmc View Post
    Have told - action happened at an specified time before now
    I think you mean unspecified.

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    Re: "told/have told" and "grew/have grown"

    I believe it's a typo. tedmc used "an", so I think he meant to write "unspecified", as Piscean suggested.
    Last edited by kilroy65; 17-Oct-2016 at 20:12.

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    Re: "told/have told" and "grew/have grown"

    Thank you all.

    What about the other verb forms which are in bold? Are they grammatical?

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    Re: "told/have told" and "grew/have grown"

    I would say "Losing my scholarship has made ​my life more difficult", but the past simple is possible.

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