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    present perfect

    I've recently seen her photo in a fashionable women's magazine.

    Is present perfect OK here?

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    #2

    Re: present perfect

    It is


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    #3

    Re: present perfect

    I've recently seen her photo recently in a fashionable women's magazine.
    I saw her photo...

    With either sentence, the speaker may refer to the same point in time when he saw the photo.


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    Re: present perfect

    Quote Originally Posted by svartnik View Post
    I've recently seen her photo recently in a fashionable women's magazine.
    I saw her photo...

    With either sentence, the speaker may refer to the same point in time when he saw the photo.
    Yes, I realize that past simple is also possible here.
    But why did you change the position of 'recently'? Don't you think in your variant it acquires some odd emphasis?


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    Re: present perfect

    Quote Originally Posted by Clark View Post
    But why did you change the position of 'recently'?
    My ear said so.

    Quote Originally Posted by Clark View Post
    Don't you think in your variant it acquires some odd emphasis?
    Not the least bit. I do not. It is not the emphasis that the placement of the adverbial affects but my ears, the smooth flow of the sentence. But then others may think otherwise. I am just a mere NNES.

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