244 – USA vs British English Grammar

MichaelADGrammar 5 Comments

The present perfect tense and the simple past tense are used differently in American English and in British English. For today’s English lesson, let’s have a look at how this works.

Here are the example sentences. To get the details of this English lesson, you need to listen to the podcast or the check the transcript for the details:

  • I’ve lost my wallet. I still do not know where my wallet is.
  • I’ve missed the bus, so I’m going to be late for the meeting.
  • I lost my wallet.
  • I missed the bus, so I’m going to be late for the meeting.
  • I just finished work (or) I’ve just finished work.
  • I already ate, so I’m not hungry (or) I’ve already eaten, so I’m not hungry.
  • I didn’t see that movie yet, so don’t tell me the ending (or) I haven’t seen that movie yet…

If you know anyone who might be interested in this English language point, why not help them out! Just share this lesson with them. Thanks for studying today!

FREE Phrasal Verb Workshop

Let’s Master Phrasal Verbs & Vocabulary

In this FREE phrasal verb and vocabulary workshop I’ll teach you

  • What phrasal verbs are and how we use them
  • Why it is important for you to study phrasal verbs
  • How to learn and actually remember this vocabulary using my proven 3 Easy Step Method.

My students tell me that it’s easy to learn phrasal verbs but really difficult to remember them when you need to use them. Now, I’ll show you how to do both!

Start really building your vocabulary today! And get my FREE pdf: 50 Phrasal Verbs



Just $27 per month $997 Value

Free Sample HERE

This is the ultimate package for podcast English fans!

This package includes all of the podcast English lessons, including this episode!. You get:

  • Get every podcast PDF and mP3 for past and future episodes
  • Over 600 English Lessons
  • Weekly LIVE Group Coaching with Michael
  • Access to Michael’s private Telegram group

FREE Updates Every New Podcast

Whenever there is new podcast, including this one, I will update this file and you can get a free updates.
Learn Grammar, Americans Idioms, Phrasal Verbs, Vocabulary and more!



  • happy_english_books_kobo-sony-reader



Comments 5

  1. Hi Michael,

    Are these phrases correct: I did my homework already, I’ve done my homework already? I am asking that due to the use of already instead of yet and about its placement at the end of the sentences. Thanks

  2. Hello! I think “already” isn’t use at the end of the sentence. I’m not sure about it. Can you help me? I think “yet” has to be at the end of the sentence. Is this correct?

    1. Hi Gilda. I think we can say, I’ve already eaten lunch or I’ve eaten lunch already.
      By the way, we can use “yet” between the auxiliary verb and main verb as well as the end:
      I haven’t finished yet or I haven’t yet finished. (^o^)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *