past and present perfect

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dduck

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vodkatini said:
what is the difference between them ??? many thanks :oops:

I lived in Boston for a couple of years - simple past.

The simple past is used for past actions that are complete and have no connection with the present. That means I no longer live in Boston, but I did in the past.

I've lived in Boston for a couple of years - present perfect.

The present perfect is used for past actions that have a connection to the present. That means that I still currently live in Boston.

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Re: past and present perfect

vodkatini said:
what is the difference between them ??? many thanks

Please post the entire question in your posting. (There is less chance for confusion that way.) Also, the first word of every sentence should be capitalized, thus: "What is the difference between past and present perfect?"

Welcome to the forum!

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Verb tenses:
https://www.usingenglish.com/glossary/tense.html
 
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