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    Grammar Question

    Hi,

    Can someone please help me with this?

    What is the difference between the following two sentences?

    I went to the shop yesterday

    and

    I have been to the shop yesterday

    Which is correct and why?

    Thanks!

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    Re: Grammar Question

    Quote Originally Posted by neilfraser121@gmail.com View Post
    Hi,

    Can someone please help me with this?

    What is the difference between the following two sentences?

    I went to the shop yesterday

    and

    I have been to the shop yesterday

    Which is correct and why?

    Thanks!
    hi there
    The second one is gram. incorrect.

    "yesterday" denotes smth that happened in the past, a complete action. requires verbs in the past tense.

    present perfect tense denotes an action which started in the past, but continues in the present. never to be used along with "yesterday".


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    Re: Grammar Question

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    Originally Posted by Unregistered
    what's the difference between

    I went to the shop yesterday

    and

    I have been to the shop yesterday

    Which is right and why?

    Thanks!
    Sorry, you can't say:"I have been to the shop yesterday." Your sentence with "yesyerday" is right, i.e I went to the shop yesterday. When you say "I have been to the shop" you don't mean the time of the action. It's the present perfect tense which shows that you have done something in the past but you don't state the time of the action.

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