Past Simple vs Present Perfect

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  • Spot the difference between the two

The Present Perfect vs The Past Simple Worksheet with KEY Download

 

 

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  • Timelines for the Past Simple

  • He planted corn and oats.
  • They studied grammar. (as a single event in the past)

  • I ate breakfast late this morning.
  • How long did you wait for them?

The Habitual sense of the Past Simple

  • People were much more musically inclined before television.
  • Did you play the piano when you were young?

 

 

  • Timelines for the Present Perfect

  • The boy has seen the car. (Emphasis is on the present state of the boy, resulting from the fact that he saw the car.)

  • I have left Argentina for now.
  • I have had a cold for two weeks.
  • The earth has had humans on it for four million years.

 

 

  • Take a quiz and grade yourself

http://www.usingenglish.com/quizzes/228.html

http://esl.about.com/library/quiz/bl_pastorperfect1.htm

 

 

 

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