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  1. Newbie
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    #1

    Which difference

    Hello and good new year.
    Please could you show me which difference is there between these senteces.
    Have you read this book?
    Did you read this book?
    Thank you
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    #2

    Re: Which difference

    Have you read this book?

    means if u read this book so u have an idea

    but

    did u read this book ?
    u read it in the past and u dont have an idea about it because u forget it


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    Re: Which difference

    To undertand this sentences you must know the diference between past tense and past participle;

    Present perfect - An action that began in a point of the past and keep happening, per example:
    1- "I have lived in Paris for 20 years" (present perfect)
    This person still lives there.

    Past tense - An action that began in the past and is not occurring anymore, per example:
    2- "I lived in Paris for 20 years" (past tense)
    This person does not live there anymore.

    Regards.

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    #4

    Re: Which difference

    Quote Originally Posted by abdou01 View Post
    Hello and good new year.
    Please could you show me which difference is there between these senteces.
    Have you read this book?
    Did you read this book?
    Thank you
    Friendly
    For example
    I saw, you put that book on the table and came near me.Then i can ask " Have you read that book" because action completed just a few mins ago.

    If i ask after hours or days,I may use "Did you read this book" and i can put here "2 hours ago,yesterday, 2 days ago " but not for present perfect tense.

    Also
    if we see that book somewhere.I can ask "Have you ever read this book"

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    #5

    Re: Which difference

    Hi,
    Many thanks for all your replies.
    Now I understand which difference is there?
    thanks
    best regards

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    #6

    Re: Which difference

    Quote Originally Posted by abdou01 View Post
    Hi,
    Many thanks for all your replies.
    Now I understand which difference is there?
    thanks
    best regards
    Thats good for you

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