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    #1

    misunderstanding

    Please, dear teachers and friends

    Is it possible to cause a misunderstanding between native speakers of English (from the UK and the US, for example) by using the present perfect? If so, could you write down a coulpe of sentences showing that?

    Thank you very much!

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    Re: misunderstanding

    It is certainly possible for misunderstandings to occur between American and British native speakers. I wouldn't say that the present perfect would necessarily be the main cause.

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    #3

    Smile Re: misunderstanding

    Is it possible to point out any other difference in grammar between BrE and AmE besides the Present Perfect?

    Thanks

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