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By all these lovely tokens
September days are here,
With summer’s best of weather
And autumn’s best of cheer.

Helen Hunt Jackson - September
The breezes taste
Of apple peel.
The air is full
Of smells to feel-
Ripe fruit, old footballs,
Burning brush,
New books, erasers,
Chalk, and such.
The bee, his hive,
Well-honeyed hum,
And Mother cuts
Like plates washed clean
With suds, the days
Are polished with
A morning haze.

John Updike, September
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Why Past Simple?

Okay, that's a quote from Pulp Fiction's (also known as the 'Jezekiel 25:17' scene, you may find it on YouTube www . youtube . com/ watch ?v = x2WK_eWihdU )
I've changed the obscene words for neutral synonims for the peace of this forum.

Brett: H-H-He's black...
Jules: Go on!
Brett: He's bald...!
Jules: Does he look like a fool?
Brett: What?
Jules: [shoots Brett in the shoulder] DOES HE... LOOK... LIKE A FOOL?
Brett: No!
Jules: Then why you tryin' to cheat him like a fool, Brett?
Brett: I didn't...!
Jules: Yes, you did. Yes, you did, Brett! You tried to cheat him.
Brett: [gasping] No, no...

Question: Why Brett (and Jules - later) are using past simple instead of present perfect in the situation when the parties are discussing the Brett's recent mischief?

Best Answer


  • XanthippeXanthippe Posts: 1,758 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Are they Americans? ;) If so this is their way, poor devils. :)
  • Practical_SeverardPractical_Severard Posts: 492 ✭✭✭
    > @Xanthippe said:
    > Are they Americans? ;) If so this is their way, poor devils. :)

    Sure, "Pulp Fiction" is a film both produced and written by Quentin Tarantino.
  • Practical_SeverardPractical_Severard Posts: 492 ✭✭✭
    > @Xanthippe said:
    > You may find this link useful:

    Thank you! It answers the question.
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