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When can I say I recently have bought a new dress instead of I recently bought a new dress? THANK YOU
Jan 1, 2016 5:44 AM
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I recently bought a new dress is the proper way to say it.
January 1, 2016
They are both acceptable. When talking about the recent past, especially with words like "just", you can consider the event as a finished event (past simple) or as an event at some unspecified recent time before now (present perfect). The choice of the past simple often indicates a more informal tone and / or greater emphasis or excitement. e.g. I have just bought a new coat and I think I will wear it later today. e.g. I just bought this fantastic new coat! What do you think of it?
January 1, 2016
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