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    HI,

    The following is an article explaining an activity to practice the P.P. Continuous and i've got a question re the suggested sentences:

    Example:

    Accusation: Youíve been drinking again!

    Suggested sentences:

    We saw the empty bottle. =>COULDN'T WE SAY "We've seen the empty bottle"?
    Your friends from the bar told us. => COULDN'T WE SAY "Your friends have told us"?,
    We can smell it on your breath.
    You arenít walking straight.
    Your eyes are red.

    THANKS


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    We saw the empty bottle. =>COULDN'T WE SAY "We've seen the empty bottle"?

    We could indeed.



    Your friends from the bar told us. => COULDN'T WE SAY "Your friends have told us"?,

    Maybe we could but we probably wouldn't.

    Is the author American? Americans use the present perfect less often that Brits.

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