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Autor:  Orlando
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Data:  06/SET/2011 11:39 AM
Assunto:  Present perfect x Simple past II
 
Mensagem:  "There are a few grammatical differences between British English and American English:
BRITISH
The present perfect is used for an action in the past with a result now:
*I have lost my key. Have you seen it?
*Sally isn't here. She's gone out.
AMERICAN
The present perfect OR past simple can be used:
I have lost my key. Have you seen it?
or
I lost my key did you see it?
Sally isn't here.
( She's gone out.) or (She went out )"
It's from "English Grammar in Use (Raymond Murphy, Cambridge University Press) Appendix 7"
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Take a look here : (read the comments also)
http://separatedbyacommonlanguage.blogspot.com/2006/08/present-perfect.html

My suggestion:
American English: When in doubt use the SP.


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Present perfect x Simple past II  –  Luluca  04/SET/2011, 4:12 PM
Present perfect x Simple past II  –  Fran  05/SET/2011, 6:58 AM
Present perfect x Simple past II  –  Josi  05/SET/2011, 10:13 AM
Present perfect x Simple past II  –  Luluca  05/SET/2011, 12:36 PM
Present perfect x Simple past II  –  Fran  05/SET/2011, 5:36 PM
Present perfect x Simple past II  –  Luluca  05/SET/2011, 9:21 PM
 Present perfect x Simple past II  –  Orlando  06/SET/2011, 11:39 AM
Present perfect x Simple past II  –  Luluca  06/SET/2011, 1:19 PM
Present perfect x Simple past II  –  Fran  06/SET/2011, 2:54 PM

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