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present past and present perfect 1.I went to see the Gone with the Wind yesterday. 2.I have never seen Gone with the Wind. 3.I lived in America last year. 4.I have been living in America since 1985 5.He has never been to England。 6.He has already finished the report 7.I finished the report yesterday evening。 8.I saw your father last night。 9.I have been met your father many times。 10.I have always lived in taizhong in my life
Oct 18, 2012 2:59 AM
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1.I went to see "Gone with the Wind" yesterday. 2.I have never seen "Gone with the Wind". 3.I lived in America last year. 4.I have been living in America since 1985 5.He has never been to England。 6.He has already finished the report 7.I finished the report yesterday evening。 8.I saw your father last night。 9.I have met your father many times。 10.I have always lived in taizhong all my life
October 18, 2012
6 - British / Australian = I have already finished .... an American might say "I already finished". This American use of past simple is the same for other key 'result' words like 'just, yet, still' 10 - your sentence isn't wrong grammatically, but you're repeating ideas with 'always' and 'all my life'. Best to say either "I've always lived in..." or "I've lived in ...all my life" You don't have a sentence with the key time word 'recently'. Is it past simple or present perfect :)?
October 18, 2012
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