LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Data:||06/SET/2011 11:39 AM|
|Assunto:||Present perfect x Simple past II|
"There are a few grammatical differences between British English and American English:
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.
The present perfect OR past simple can be used:
I have lost my key. Have you seen it?
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"
Take a look here : (read the comments also)
American English: When in doubt use the SP.
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