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    Is "this isn't the dish I have ordered." sentence right?

    Dear Teachers.


    or should I say "This isn't the dish I ordered?"

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    Re: Is "this isn't the dish I have ordered." sentence right?

    The better sentence is the latter. "This isn't the dish I ordered."
    Simple past tense is best. (also easiest)
    No need to show a connection between the past action and present.

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