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When I took one test I had to choose between four options:

a) Did you hear that he has been assigned to a new project last week?

b) Have you heard that he has been assigned to a new project last week?

c) Have you heard that he was assigned to a new project last week?

d) Did you hear that he is assigned to a new project last week?

And I'm confused, because different translators translate as "Did you hear he was assigned to a new project last week?"

As I know "was" is used then there is a time marker. So it is. However there are no such option.

And I'm confused about using "Did you hear" and "Have you heard?" When you search "Did you hear" - google returns 93.3 million results "Have you heard" - only 56.5 million.

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    The examiners doubtless want (c). I wonder how many of them realise that (a) is also grammatical. And arguably (d). – Edwin Ashworth Jun 17 at 15:05
  • thank you for your opinion. I just hesitated between a and c. – ANDREW-LVIV Jun 17 at 15:27
  • (a) has the '[As we know,] he has been assigned to a new project. Did you hear about this last week?' meaning. And (d) is similarly available. – Edwin Ashworth Jun 17 at 16:22

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