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    #1

    which one is correct?

    Hi,

    Please help me in the following issue.

    did anything happened since morning?

    or

    did anything happened after morning?

    Sometimes I get these kind of silly doubts. Please help me if there are any websites or links in which there are huge number of grammar exercises in offer so that I can practise them and affirm my brain about these things:)


    Thanks,

    Kiran


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    Re: which one is correct?

    Has anything happened since morning?
    "Since" implies a timeframe leading up to the present --> present perfect tense.
    Did anything happen in the afternoon?

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    #3

    Re: which one is correct?

    did anything happened since morning?
    means: was there any activity from morning until now


    did anything happened after morning?
    means: was there any activity after the morning (after 12 noon)


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    Re: which one is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by susiedqq View Post
    did anything happened since morning?

    did anything happened after morning?
    after morning? in the afternoon.

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    Re: which one is correct?

    Quote Originally Posted by susiedqq View Post
    did anything happened since morning?
    means: was there any activity from morning until now


    did anything happened after morning?
    means: was there any activity after the morning (after 12 noon)
    This is AmE useage, and is plain wrong in BrE. 'Has anything happened' is correct.

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