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Difference Between Present Perfect Tense and Simple Past Tense.

Sujata P.
12/09/2020 0 0

In simple past tense time is mentioned. 

The adverbs used in the simple past tense are 'last week/last month/last year/a few minutes ago/ in the year 1987 etc.

Example: I met my friend in the year 2006.

We bought our house two years ago. 

My friends went on a picnic last week. 

Whereas, time is not mentioned in the present perfect tense. The adverbs used in the present perfect tense are 'since/for/yet/already etc.

Example: I haven't completed my homework yet. 

I have been teaching online since 2016.

My brother has lived in the UK for ten years.

I have already finished the work. 

She has not completed the work yet.

Since- point of time

For- duration of time

Already- Used in an affirmative sentence to show that something has begun in the past and continues in the present. 

Yet- Used in negative sentences to show that the action began in the past and continues in the present.

Examples: My friend attended an interview last week.

There was an accident in our street yesterday. 

We have not conquered corona yet.

Our government has found a vaccine for the virus.

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