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“Asked” vs. “have asked” [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: When is the present perfect tense used instead of the past tense? When will “Present Perfect vs. Past Tense” cases be affected by culture? I feel like I often misuse Simple ...
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Was + past participle [duplicate]

Is such phrase is correct? A request was sent to somewhere. Something is telling me that sentence below is correct one. A request has been sent to somewhere.
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“I bought (or) have bought all their records after the concert” [duplicate]

I have bought all their records after the concert. I bought all their records after the concert. Which one is correct? I understand when we use the present perfect and when the past simple, I ...
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What are the differences between “When did she move in?” & “When has she moved in?” [duplicate]

I am a bit confused! I am not sure whether the native English speakers choose to use "When did she move in?" or "When has she moved in?". If we use simple past tense, we imply that the specific time ...
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Past tense vs Past participle tense [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Present perfect tense versus past tense Here is the example: I haven't spoken any English for more than 3 years. vs. I didn't speak any English over the past 3 years. ...
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Why is the present perfect used for a past action? [duplicate]

I know I've been asking a lot of questions lately about tenses. But please bear with me here. NASA scientists have decided to delay the space shuttle's launch in order to determine whether recently ...
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When do i use “I” and “I have”? [duplicate]

When do i use "i" and "i have"? Example: I rented a car. I have rented a car. So what's the Rule? Greetings
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What is the purpose of using both past participle and past tense? [duplicate]

So in the examples: (1) They began cooking last night. (2) They have begun cooking last night. They literally both mean the same thing, and I am not sure in which context a person (speaking) ...
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English confuses me sometimes [duplicate]

I posted something online and someone said it was wrong so... I said : I just changed my phone number. That person said that i should have said : I have just changed my phone number. Which one was ...
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when we have to use « there has been » and « there was »? [duplicate]

I want to know the cases in which we have to use « there has been «  and the other cases when we need to use «  there was «
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Must present perfect tense be used if the action takes place more than once?

I was told that if an action is completed once in the past, the simple past is used. Ex: I saw that movie. If the action is completed more than once, the present perfect tense must be used. Ex: I ...
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Which is correct: “has died” or “died”?

To me, using Present Perfect form means the event can occur again. So, saying someone has died may not be grammatically correct. Also, I noticed (it might be just coincidence): passed away ...
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“Did you find” versus “have you found” [duplicate]

What is the difference between "Did you find?" and "Have you found?" When should I use the first sentence, and when the second one?
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“I have come to” vs. “I have came to”

I am not a native English speaker, and I learn from people. I often hear people say “I have come to a place where there is no end…”. I am wondering, isn't the right way to say it: “I have came” (I ...
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Is it correct to say “I found the map” or “I have found the map”? [closed]

Is it correct to say "I found the map" or "I have found the map"?

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