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    Gunner1999 is offline Junior Member
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    Smile Why do you have his money?

    - What the hell? Why do you have his money?
    - I've stolen it.
    - How much did you take?
    - € 5.000.
    - Have you killed him?
    - No, I haven't.
    The President of Ireland has opened a new stadium in Dublin. It cost plenty of money but it was worth it. Ireland has played the first match here against the Netherlands. The hosts won 2-1.
    Is everything OK?
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    Re: Why do you have his money?

    What is your question?
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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    Gunner1999 is offline Junior Member
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    Re: Why do you have his money?

    My question is, whether the tenses, which I used are correct.

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    Re: Why do you have his money?

    You should write your question in the original post.
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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    Re: Why do you have his money?

    It's there in the OP, but I'm not surprised you missed it because of the congested format.

    Is everything OK?
    Gunner, whatever colour you were trying to use, please don't; black is just fine.

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    Tdol is online now Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    Re: Why do you have his money?

    - I've stolen it.
    How long ago?

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    Re: Why do you have his money?

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    How long ago?
    Do you mean the present perfect doesn't work here?
    If I were a native speaker of English, I would never shut up. :-)

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    Re: Why do you have his money?

    Quote Originally Posted by englishhobby View Post
    Do you mean the present perfect doesn't work here?
    I see no reason for it there.

    Why do you have his money?
    I stole it.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    Tdol is online now Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    Re: Why do you have his money?

    Quote Originally Posted by englishhobby View Post
    Do you mean the present perfect doesn't work here?
    Not necessarily, but the timing makes a difference.

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    Re: Why do you have his money?

    All right. But the present perfect shows the result of this action, doesn't it? I want to empathise that I have some money, due to stealing it. Also I would like to show that this man is dead now.

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