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I want to express the sentence in the present simple form, but there's a mistake in "I give..." and "I gave..." I know that the action describes the situation in the past but I wonder whether the grammar part is wrong. Is it the meaning or the grammatical?

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The issue lies in the tense used. "I give..." is present simple, while "I gave..." is past simple.

If you want to describe Receiptify an action happening regularly or as a habit, use the present simple:

I give him a book every week.

If you're describing an action that happened in the past, use past simple:

I gave him a book last week.

So, the correct tense depends on whether the action is ongoing or completed in the past.

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