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    What's the difference?

    What is the difference between 1 and 2?
    1. I haven't visited America before.
    2. I didn't visit America before.
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    1. I have once eaten this food.
    2. I ate this food once .

    Thank you so much!

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    #2

    Re: What's the difference?

    Quote Originally Posted by Brightsun View Post
    What is the difference between 1 and 2?
    1. I haven't visited America before. - the speaker might go to America sometime.
    2. I didn't visit America before.- the speaker does not state his wish to go to America sometime.-he simply makes a statement.

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    1. I have once eaten this food.
    2. I ate this food once .

    Thank you so much!

    1. present perfect simple - unspecified time of action
    2. past tense simple - finished action

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