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Past Tense (have + verb) or only verb ?

Hi friends,
On past tense, when we use : (have + verb)
or only (verb in the past).
ex: i have learn it // i learnt it

I hope it's clear enough.
Thanks.

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  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 0 ✭✭
    I think i found answer:
    learn-english-forum.org/discussion/2743/the-difference-between-past-perfect-and-past-simple#latest
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 0 ✭✭
    > @Lynne said:
    > I learnt a lot when I was at school. (That time is long past.)
    >
    > I have learnt recently that I can't do everything. (More a lesson in life.) :dizzy:
    >
    > Now you try. :)

    Thank you Lynne to answer me.
    So if i understood, we use simple past to long past with action complete AND (have+verbe) when the action is recently and still incomplete?
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 0 ✭✭
    edited November 2015
    hmmmm okay i hope these examples are true:
    -I met my favorite writer on my school secondary.
    -I have visited Germany once time.

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    I met my favorite writer whilst at secondary school.
    I have visited Germany once.

    !Note - The tenses were fine, just a bit of refinement needed.
    Post edited by Lynne on
  • joncunhajoncunha Posts: 208 ✭✭✭
    Great explanation. Thanks.
  • faiz49faiz49 Posts: 158 ✭✭
    @joncunha i think we have understood the lesson. Let's we make an example in order to any other more understand :)
  • julianobastosjulianobastos Posts: 15 ✭✭
    is this sentence correct? "I have been there in america"
  • LynneLynne Your Teacher HomePosts: 9,069 mod
    @julianobastos,

    You would say, "I have been to America."

    or

    Q: Have you been to America?
    A: Yes, I've been there twice.
  • AnuradaAnurada Posts: 207 ✭✭✭
    Did you arrive home safely? or Have you arrived home safely? which one is correct
  • LynneLynne Your Teacher HomePosts: 9,069 mod
    @Anurada - It depends.
  • AnuradaAnurada Posts: 207 ✭✭✭
    edited April 29
    @lynne if both are correct then what time I will use these sentences.

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    Did you arrive home safely? (You know they got home, but you're wondering if the journey home was okay.)

    Have you arrived home safely? (You're not sure if they got home yet.)
    Post edited by Lynne on
  • mdshamsadmdshamsad Posts: 87 ✭✭
    edited March 19
    I lost my keys yesterday.

    I have lost my keys.

    I joined learn English forum last week.

    I have joined learn English forum this week.

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    Your first example is fine, but "joining" something is a one off action: this week or last week, it's in the past and you can't do it again. So...

    I joined the Learn English forum last week.

    I joined the Learn English forum this week.

    I have joined the Learn English forum.
    Post edited by Lynne on
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