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    • Join Date: Mar 2007
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    #1

    in case plus present perfect or simple past?

    is there any difference between "in case you have not received" and "in case you did nor receive"?
    than you


    • Join Date: Aug 2006
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    Re: in case plus present perfect or simple past?

    Quote Originally Posted by dibe View Post
    is there any difference between "in case you have not received" and "in case you did not receive"?
    than you
    Yes, there is, Dibe. Using the present perfect is more polite/formal.


    • Join Date: May 2006
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    #3

    Re: in case plus present perfect or simple past?

    Hi,
    Not necessarily, Dibe. It depends on the context.
    In case you have not received their reply by the end of the week, come to see me on Saturday and we'll work it out.

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