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Autor:  PPAULO
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Data:  20/NOV/2011 7:33 PM
Assunto:  Last month and present perfect
 
Mensagem: 

        Aman, it sounds like the use of present perfect simple as a way of emphasise the result, not the action in itself.  (emphasis in the result in the given context.)

 

     "In the last month alone, Ford has developed a range of new cars..."

   

      Maybe, he is highlighting the fact of Ford developing many an entire range of cars, you guess how many types of cars in a year or decade!

 

 

 

http://www.ego4u.com/en/cram-up/grammar/simpas-preper


Emphasis on action or result?
Do you just want to express what happened in the past? Or do you want to emphasise the result (a past action's consequence in the present)?
 
Simple Past Present Perfect Simple   
Emphasis on action
Example:
I bought a new bike. (just telling what I did in the past.) Emphasis on result
Example:
I have bought a new bike. (With this sentence I actually want to express that I have a new bike now.) 


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Last month and present perfect  –  Aman  20/NOV/2011, 3:02 PM
Last month and present perfect  –  Teacher  20/NOV/2011, 5:58 PM
Last month and present perfect  –  Teacher  20/NOV/2011, 6:05 PM
 Last month and present perfect  –  PPAULO  20/NOV/2011, 7:33 PM
Last month and present perfect  –  PPAULO  20/NOV/2011, 7:34 PM
Last month and present perfect  –  Orlando  20/NOV/2011, 7:45 PM
Last month and present perfect  –  Aman  20/NOV/2011, 8:10 PM
Last month and present perfect  –  PPAULO  20/NOV/2011, 8:44 PM
Last month and present perfect  –  Aman  20/NOV/2011, 11:32 PM
Last month and present perfect  –  Aman  20/NOV/2011, 11:40 PM
Last month and present perfect  –  PPAULO  21/NOV/2011, 1:49 AM
Last month and present perfect  –  Interrogation_markers  21/NOV/2011, 11:57 AM
Last month and present perfect  –  Tradutor de Plantão  21/NOV/2011, 5:56 PM
Last month and present perfect  –  Tradutor de Plantão  21/NOV/2011, 7:04 PM
Last month and present perfect  –  PPAULO  22/NOV/2011, 12:04 AM
Last month and present perfect  –  PPAULO  22/NOV/2011, 12:09 AM
Last month and present perfect  –  Orlando  22/NOV/2011, 3:14 PM
Last month and present perfect  –  Aman  22/NOV/2011, 7:04 PM
To: Tradutor de Plantão  –  Deivis  23/NOV/2011, 6:55 AM
To: Tradutor de Plantão  –  Tradutor de Plantão  23/NOV/2011, 10:42 AM

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