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Autor:  PPAULO
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Data:  14/SET/2008 10:11 AM
Assunto:  Re: Uso correto.
 
Mensagem: 

Thanks for your question Luiz.

   It seems that we have a confusion here.

   At least is what I conclude from examples and explanations given in the book Grammar in Use by Raymond Murphy with
Roan Altman -Cambridge University Press.
   There in the unit 12, topic C.  There it shows that 'to say that one thing happened after another, use the simple past.
    The examples goes: 'She GOT out of the bathtub and answerED the phone'

   The present perfect implies that we are talking about an action happened in a period of time that continues up to the present. In the unit 15 there are other examples given in its topics.
 
   So, your pupils seem to be on spot. If they were asked examples of simple past, of course.

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   Well, let´s wait natives´ and teachers´ reply, just to be in the safe side. Okay?

    Somewhat I may be mistaken, let´s wait then.


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
Uso correto  –  Luíz  14/SET/2008, 3:12 AM
 Re: Uso correto.  –  PPAULO  14/SET/2008, 10:11 AM
Re: Uso correto.  –  LilBoyTeenager  14/SET/2008, 1:38 PM
Oops  –  LilBoyTeenager  14/SET/2008, 1:41 PM
Oops  –  PPAULO  14/SET/2008, 2:42 PM
Oops  –  LilBoyTeenager  14/SET/2008, 3:18 PM
Re: Oops  –  PPAULO  14/SET/2008, 3:48 PM
Re: Oops  –  Carlão do Rio  14/SET/2008, 11:00 PM
Re: Oops  –  Carlão do Rio  14/SET/2008, 11:23 PM
Re: Oops  –  LilBoyTeenager  15/SET/2008, 12:15 AM
Re: Oops  –  PPAULO  15/SET/2008, 9:43 PM
Re: Oops  –  PPAULO  15/SET/2008, 9:48 PM
Re: Oops  –  Carlão do Rio  15/SET/2008, 11:12 PM
Re: Oops  –  LilBoyTeenager  15/SET/2008, 11:36 PM
Re: Oops  –  LilBoyTeenager  15/SET/2008, 11:47 PM
Re: I danced and (I) played.  –  PPAULO  16/SET/2008, 12:36 AM

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