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Can I say to my friend that,

"I have forgotten to bring Sandwich" in the present tense? Is the 'I have forgotten' usage is correct one?

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    This sentence works if you have a sandwich (or something else) named Sandwich. – snailplane Dec 18 '13 at 15:13
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    @snailboat One assumes that Sandwich is the some hypothetical third friend, who is absent. – tchrist Dec 18 '13 at 15:14
  • I suspect "I forgot" is much more common here, but yes, this sounds perfectly grammatical and natural (except that you need a "my" or "a" before sandwich). – hunter Dec 18 '13 at 18:04
  • I don't think "I forgot" is more common here (in the UK) – Colin Fine Dec 18 '13 at 18:22
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    By the way, there is no "progressive" in this question. The form used is usually called the "perfect". – Colin Fine Dec 18 '13 at 18:22
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"I have forgotten" is absolutely grammatical and normal. But you need "a sandwich" (or "the sandwich" if you are talking about a specific sandwich known to you and your hearer).

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