My uncle has entered many sailing boat races. -In the past but I don't say when.

My uncle entered a sailing boat race in 2014 and won. -In the past but I say when.

What's the difference between has entered and entered?

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    Does this answer your question? "I have never said" versus "I never said" Mar 17, 2020 at 14:30
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    The difference is exactly as you state it. Mar 17, 2020 at 14:40
  • @marcellothearcane No, it doesn't answer my question.
    – HANA
    Mar 17, 2020 at 19:02
  • Use the present perfect to refer to something that happened at some unspecified time before right now. Use the past simple for something that happened at some specified point in the past. Mar 17, 2020 at 21:13

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Both are correct, there is no difference in both.

  • I don't think so.
    – HANA
    Mar 17, 2020 at 14:00
  • They are both correct, okay, but there is difference in both.
    – HANA
    Mar 17, 2020 at 14:01
  • Agree, difference is there, it's only about the way you present it, nothing else is different. Meaning in case remains same, so how you consider it as different?
    – Divyesh
    Mar 17, 2020 at 14:30

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