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    please correct the following sentence

    Hi All,

    Please correct the following sentence...

    "Two hours back, I've finished checking reports"

    any help would be appreciated.


    Thanks in Advance,

    With regds,
    jetking

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    Re: please correct the following sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by jetking View Post
    Hi All,

    Please correct the following sentence...

    "Two hours back, I've finished checking reports"

    Do you mean 'I finished checking reports two hours ago.'?


    Thanks in Advance,

    With regds,
    jetking
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    #3

    Re: please correct the following sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by 2006 View Post
    2006
    Two hours back,I finished checking reports.
    I finished checking reports two hours ago.


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    Re: please correct the following sentence

    Thanks to senior members,

    What I understood from the senior members is there is a mistake by including 've in the following statement.

    "Two hours back, I've finished checking reports"

    whats worng with had, if I included in the above statement?

    Two hours back, I had finished checking reports

    please clarify this doubt.

    any help would be appreciated.


    Thanks with regds,
    jetking

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    #5

    Re: please correct the following sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by jetking View Post
    Thanks to senior members,

    What I understood from the senior members is there is a mistake by including 've in the following statement.

    "Two hours back, I've finished checking reports"

    whats worng with had, if I included in the above statement?

    Two hours back, I had finished checking reports

    please clarify this doubt.

    any help would be appreciated.


    Thanks with regds,
    jetking
    Had finished..Past perfect tense.Past perfect is used to describe an action completed before a certain moment in the past. If two actions happened in the past , the past perfect is used to show which action happened earlier than the other .
    When I reached the station the train had left .
    I met him in Singapore in 1990.I had seen him last five years before.
    In the sentence that you have ,there is only one past action(FINISH) .Hence simple past.
    Last edited by rj1948; 23-May-2008 at 07:23.


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    Re: please correct the following sentence

    hi,

    Thanks for a good descriptive reply

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