Hi, Can anyone here let me know when using "have sent" and when using "sent" instead. Please ! I'm not a native English speaker. Thanks to all.
Thanks to all, let me ask more a question please,
when I reply to your posts I want to post a sentence like "my trouble was solved !", Should it be "my trouble was solved" or "my trouble has been solved" ? My problem has been solved meaning from now on it will be OK!
What should it be when I chat lively with a person and when I post my words to a forum ?
That is better to speak/write a grammatical English. However, as you like as long as you are understood.
2006Eg I sent it yesterday/ We sent it last week. => There is a rupture between today and yesterday/last week - simple past
Eg I have just sent it/ We have sent it in the morning. => There is no rupture as the day is the same - present perfect. What's magic about the same day? (or the same week)
Pay attention, it is getting common in spoken English to use the simple past while it should be the present perfect. Says who?
Eg I did it earlier (same day). That is not correct in formal English. Says who?
Not a teacher at all
The reasons given for 'having to use' the perfect tense are not valid. Simple past works perfectly well.In all the previous posts there is no need using have... Explain
The reasons given for 'having to use' the perfect tense are not valid. Simple past works perfectly well.
British English uses perfect tense more than American English does. But the present perfect sentences have no advantage over the simple past sentences.
No, it's not optional in that sentence if you are still living there.Eg I have lived in France for two years. Have is still optional to you, isn't it?!
No, it's not optional in that sentence if you are still living there.
So sometimes, using present perfect is the only correct way to say something. But very often using present perfect is just one of the ways to say something. The problem is that sometimes students are mistakenly taught that only present perfect is correct in a certain sentence.
Accordingly, that is an international teaching problem! May you 2006 help teachers, native speakers, academics, students and learners grasp The rule?