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    which one is correct? ?

    present perfect definition: something happened in the past , has a result now(this definition i am still confuse, because "everything happened in the past will has a result in the present. is it mean we have to use "present perfect" when we talk about the past ??)

    simple past definistion: something you did in the past.

    ex: 1. the oil cloted (past)
    2. the oil has been cloted ( cloted yesterday i guess, now has a result)

    thank you.
    Last edited by endeavor6636; 26-Jul-2006 at 23:06.

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    Re: which one is correct? ?

    It is not true that it has a result in the present- I broke my leg twenty years ago and it has no result at all now- my leg is fine. If I say 'I have broken my leg', then it is affecting my life now.

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