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Autor:  PPAULO
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Data:  02/JUL/2011 9:25 PM
Assunto:  p perfect x s past
 
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      Am I  supposed to use the present perfect has done  or simple past did ???...considering my great-grandfather is still alive...but his 'time' to do the military service is already over.


''My great-grandfather ___________________(do) military service.''


Thank you.

 

 

     The time period in case is "the one of military service", so it don´t coincides with

the life of your grampa as today.   I would use "DID" since the military service stint (to him) is over.   

 

 

http://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/elc/studyzone/410/grammar/ppvpast.htm


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
p perfect x s past  –  student  02/JUL/2011, 9:05 PM
 p perfect x s past  –  PPAULO  02/JUL/2011, 9:25 PM
p perfect x s past  –  PPAULO  02/JUL/2011, 9:32 PM
p perfect x s past  –  PPAULO  03/JUL/2011, 5:44 PM
p perfect x s past  –  Teacher  03/JUL/2011, 10:24 PM

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