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…
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