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Autor:  mrob
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Data:  27/FEV/2005 5:25 PM
Assunto:  Re: what is the explanation
 
Mensagem: 
If you were simply talking about a past event you would use the ‘simple past’

If you were announcing a development, referring to a new state of affairs you would use the ‘present perfect’ (ie the significance of a past event/state in the present)

It is a question of context and speaker’s choice

In the absence of further information both answers can be right and certainly neither wrong

“Would you like to come?” would be a more polite invitaion form!!


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
what is the explanation  –  Alana  27/FEV/2005, 4:01 PM
 Re: what is the explanation  –  mrob  27/FEV/2005, 5:25 PM
Re: what is the explanation  –  sandra tiriba  27/FEV/2005, 5:41 PM
Re: what is the explanation  –  André Oliveira  28/FEV/2005, 9:52 AM

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