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Autor:  sergio
E-mail:  sergio-paiva@bol.com.br
Data:  09/OUT/2003 12:24 PM
Assunto:  present perfect
Mensagem:  Though i have studied english for a long time, i still do not feel confortable when using the present perfect tense. It is clear to me when i use the perfect tense for actions that started in the past and keep on happening up to the present, but it is rather difficult to know when to use it with actions that happened in the past without a specific time. My doubt is: Why cant i use the present perfect to say that Somebody HAS DIED? Is there a rule for that? or is there a list of verbs that can't be used in this verb tense, like some verbs that cant be used in the continuous form, i.e. liking? Hope i have made myself clear enough and i really look forward to receiving an answer from anybody willing to help me thanks in advance Sergio

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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
 present perfect  –  sergio  09/OUT/2003, 12:24 PM
Re: present perfect  –  José Roberto  09/OUT/2003, 1:32 PM

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