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    Gunner1999 is offline Junior Member
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    she (has) lent me her convertible

    Hi. I'd like to ask a question linked with the Present Perfect and the Past Simple. I know that if we want to say that something has recently happened or has an outcome in the present we use the Present Perfect. And I know the rules of the Past Simple. However there are many situations in which we mix both tenses for example when we give news. I'm going to give an example which is a conversation so that you can understand my doubts.
    - Hi John. I've talked to Kate.
    - Have you? That's good. How did it go?
    - Good. She thanked me for helping her with Spanish.
    - That's ok.
    - By the way she has lent me her convertible car or she lent me her convertible car?
    Which one should I choose? I suppose that the Present Perfect as the subject has been changed and this action has a result.

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    Re: The Past Simple and the Present Perfect

    It seems from what you say that it's the present perfect that is better here. With present perfect we understand that you haven't finished using her car.

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    Re: she (has) lent me her convertible

    Welcome to the forum, Gunner.

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