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    past perfect or past simple?

    Is this correct?
    What has she studied?

    or it is better to write: What did she study?

    she (someone who still lives)

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    Re: past perfect or past simple?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lenka
    Is this correct?
    What has she studied?

    or it is better to write: What did she study?

    she (someone who still lives)
    Well!Lenka according to me," What did she study?" is better to write instead of, "What has she studied?" :wink:

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    Re: past perfect or past simple?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lenka
    Is this correct?
    What has she studied?

    or it is better to write: What did she study?

    she (someone who still lives)
    That depends on the context. The present perfect would only be used if the study was recent, ongoing, or relevant to the present.

    A: My grandmother went to college many years ago.
    B: What did she study (back then)?

    A: My daughter has been in school for a long time because she keeps changing her major.
    B: What has she studied (so far)?

    :wink:

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