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    Post Getting permit from a boss

    Pls help to write it out. THANKS

    Dear Matt,

    "A" has a balance of 200 dollars on her account but she is unable to pay her balance now. Would it be ok with you if she continues her borrowing previledges for another week? She agreed to pay her balance off next week.

    Thank you,

    J.
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    Re: Getting permit from a boss

    Quote Originally Posted by jkl View Post
    Dear Matt,

    "A" has a balance of 200 dollars on her account but she is unable to pay her balance now. Would it be ok with you if she continues her borrowing previledges for another week? She has agreed to pay her balance off next week.

    Thank you,

    J.
    It looks good to me.

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    Re: Getting permit from a boss

    RonBee,

    Thanks for your relply to my post. I have one more question here. I have a little bit confusion of when to use present perfect. In the above situation I didn't even think of using "Has agreed". Would you please explain why "has agreed" is the correct form? Thanks again. jkl

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    Re: Getting permit from a boss

    Quote Originally Posted by jkl View Post
    Would you please explain why "has agreed" is the correct form?
    It's because we are talking about the present, not the past. Past tense:
    She agreed to the terms and signed the contract.
    Present perfect:
    She has agreed to the terms, and we are going ahead with the plan.
    That statement is relevant to the present and the future. "She has agreed" suggests that the action happened relatively recently and is relevant to what is happening now.

    Of course, just because one sentence is in the past tense that doesn't mean the next one has to be. Example:
    She agreed to the terms and signed the contract. Since then she has been making the payments on time.
    It depends on what you want to say, of course.


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