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    Perfect time.

    I don't understand how to translate this phrase "I have my room cleaned". It's a present perfect time. So can i say this way: I was cleaning my room all the morning and now i have my room cleaned? or it's not correct?

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    Re: Perfect time.

    Quote Originally Posted by Valentina55 View Post
    I don't understand how to translate this phrase "I have my room cleaned". It's a present perfect time. The underlined sentence doesn't make sense. So can I say this way: "I was cleaning my room all the morning and now I have my room cleaned" (no question mark here) or it's is it not correct?
    Welcome to the forum.

    Note my corrections above.

    Why do you need to translate the sentence "I have my room cleaned", and what language do you need to translate it into? Perhaps you are not aware that "translate" means "to change from one language to another".

    I have cleaned my room (present perfect tense) = I was cleaning my room but now I have finished.
    I have my room cleaned (present tense) = I arrange for someone else to clean my room.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: Perfect time.

    Valentina, I think you meant to write "Perfect tense". Time is not a term used in grammar.
    I am not a teacher.

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