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    Question Puzzling sentence

    Dear teachers.
    Kindly enlighten me on the following sentences as to determine their correctness.

    1) We have checked the driving licence and found it to be free of court endorsement. or
    2) We checked the driving licence and found it to be free of court endorsement.

    Would it be correct if I ant to retain "have" the first sentence ? or Will the sentence be grammatically wrong if I do away with "have" ?
    Thanks and best regards

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    Re: Puzzling sentence

    Quote Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
    Dear teachers.
    Kindly enlighten me on the following sentences as to determine their correctness.

    1) We have checked the driving licence and found it to be free of court endorsement. or
    2) We checked the driving licence and found it to be free of court endorsement.

    Would it be correct if I ant to retain "have" the first sentence ? or Will the sentence be grammatically wrong if I do away with "have" ?
    Thanks and best regards
    The "have" in 1. implies "have found" also. It's in the present perfect tense.
    The second is in the past tense.
    They are both correct.

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