1. ## To answer with has or without has?

In the lower question what is the correct answer?
Has the plane landed?
Yes, it landed at 10:25.
Yes, it has landed at 10:25.

2. ## Re: To answer with has or without has?

The first answer works best. The "has" in the second answer is redundant.

Chris
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3. ## Re: To answer with has or without has?

If somebody asked me that question I would use the second answer. I do not think that it is redundant. The tense in the answer agrees with the tense in the question. But I see nothing wrong with the first one.

Let's see what the experts say.

4. ## Re: To answer with has or without has?

Hi, Xenon,
You can only use the Past Simple when a definite moment of time is marked.
So, only 1, regardless of the tense in the question. You could also answer -Yes, it has. It landed at 10.30.
Regards.

5. ## Re: To answer with has or without has?

For some reason I keep forgetting that present perfect tense is for an unspecified time and past tense is for an specified time. I learnt it years ago and recently somebody explained it to me one more time.

From now on, I 'll try to memorize it.
ahhh rules, rules, rules.

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