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    Peter has taught many students who perform/performed well in school.

    Hi,

    (A) Peter has taught many students who perform well in school.
    (B) Peter has taught many students who performed well in school.

    A means his students are still performing well. B means he got to teach students who performed well prior to being taught by him, right?

    Thanks.

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    Re: Peter has taught many students who perform/performed well in school.

    Please note that I have changed your thread title.

    Extract from the Posting Guidelines:

    'Thread titles should include all or part of the word/phrase being discussed.'

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    Re: Peter has taught many students who perform/performed well in school.

    I'm not sure what the point of this question is, vpriest. Wouldn't it be a lot quicker just to tell us what you mean? Then we can help you phrase it in the best way.

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    Re: Peter has taught many students who perform/performed well in school.

    Peter has taught many students and these students do/did well in school.

    => Peter has taught many students who perform/performed well in school.

    Shouldn't the "perform" be kept in the past tense?

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    Re: Peter has taught many students who perform/performed well in school.

    First explain more what you mean. Are you saying that they did well because he taught them well?

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    Re: Peter has taught many students who perform/performed well in school.

    Not necessarily. He taught students who were already good, and he still does teach such students.

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    Re: Peter has taught many students who perform/performed well in school.

    So why do you want to use present perfect has taught?

    Do you mean this?:

    Peter teaches high-performing students.

    If not, tell us in much more detail what it is you mean. You're making us work hard trying to work out what you want to say. And as I said before, tell us how you want to use this sentence. What's the context? Can you show us the context?

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