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Present perfect and past simple
There are many situations in English when we mix the verb forms which we use. In this programme we look at breaking news with the present perfect and describing the details with the past simple.
Our challenger Yasmina from Belgium has to choose the correct forms to use in different situations.
When giving news we quite often use the present perfect to announce what has happened. We then switch to the simple past to give the details. For example:
'The President has just quit! He left his office a few minutes ago for the last time. It was a complete surprise to all of his staff.'
|shocked the boss.|
heard the news.
|Present perfect (negative)|
have / has not
|Present perfect question form|
|have / has|
heard the news?
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