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Present perfect

[Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 80 ✭✭
I have some troubles with present perfect. Is it correct to say I have just arrived or I just arrived, if the action ended few minutes before ?
I have used the present perfect, but a friend has corrected me.

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  • nona5401nona5401 Posts: 4
    I think it will be correct if you say ' I just have arrived '
    But you should go and know about it :s
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 80 ✭✭
    edited January 2016
    @nona5401 thanks for your reply. I think adverb position is right. The matter is on the right tense.
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 1,302 ✭✭✭
    edited January 2016
    Well... I can't give you information about all Skype session, because I don't participate in every session.
    Night Owls - Reading and Conversation and AM/PM Reading and Conversation sessions, Book club and LEN- English Drama, Poetry and Song on Kitely, LEN - Got an hour or two? are intermediate or advanced but beginners are also welcomed. So... vocabulary is necessary.
    Scrabble or talking sessions are for beginners. Check the calendar link on the top.
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 80 ✭✭
    @catyfiruze, I have checked, and actually adverbs like "already", "just" and "yet" are often used with the past simple tense in american english.
  • LindaGLindaG Posts: 11 ✭✭
    My boss use to get angry with me for using "already" he said american people not really use that word, never understand why... for example I use the word to say, I already know that... Is not ok?
  • LynneLynne Your Teacher HomePosts: 9,069 mod
    edited January 2016
    LindaG said:

    For example I use the word to say, I already know that... Is not ok?

    You could say, "Yes, I know", or "I already knew that", but if you say that it sounds as if you are annoyed. Sometimes I say, "Yes, I had heard that", or "So I believe".

    Be careful that people don't think you are a "know it all", sometimes just a nod and "uh huh" is enough. :smile:

  • WillyWilly Posts: 12 ✭✭
    Maybe just is most used in present perfect and past perfect I was taught with this rule.
  • LynneLynne Your Teacher HomePosts: 9,069 mod
    Not really @Willy. It can be used in the present perfect.

    I have just read your post.

    But it is often used in other tenses - just think about it.
  • b_ronanb_ronan Posts: 1
    This youtube video is helpful I think :)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huKN-QtthZc&t=17s
  • SairaSaira Posts: 755 ✭✭✭
    They’ve been married for nearly fifty years.
    She has lived in Liverpool all her life.
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