present perfect X simple past

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AdeExpress

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Hello everyone,

Could anybody answer me this question? :?:

- "I have visited many places since I came to Utah."

or


- "I have visited many places since I've come to Utah."


Which one is correct??? :?:


Thanks a lot :-D

Ademilson
 

Harry Smith

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Hello everyone,

Could anybody answer me this question? :?:

- "I have visited many places since I came to Utah."

or


- "I have visited many places since I've come to Utah."


Which one is correct??? :?:


Thanks a lot :-D

Ademilson

"I have visited many places since I came to Utah." This one is surely correct.
 

bertietheblue

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Hello everyone,

Could anybody answer me this question? :?:

- "I have visited many places since I came to Utah."

or


- "I have visited many places since I've come to Utah."


Which one is correct??? :?:


Thanks a lot :-D

Ademilson


As Harry Smith says, the first:

'I came to Utah' - fixed event in the past, no connection with the present = past simple

'I have visited many places since [I came to Utah]' - you are talking about all the time from the day you arrived in Utah right up until today, so both the past and the present = present perfect
 

AdeExpress

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As Harry Smith says, the first:

'I came to Utah' - fixed event in the past, no connection with the present = past simple

'I have visited many places since [I came to Utah]' - you are talking about all the time from the day you arrived in Utah right up until today, so both the past and the present = present perfect


I really appreciate it! You guys are really helpful ;-)

See you around
 
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