you know ima nine year old
from another place i study english with grown ups cause i knew english as a baby (watching cartoons) and our teacher uses you a lot and i just dont know the diffirence between the two tenses i thought I'd check you out and it helped me a LLLLOOOOOTTTT
Sentence 1 is what you'd normally expect. Someone is talking about his experience in the past up till now and saying there have been several occasions where he encountered that problem. Sentence 2 could be correct, if you want to imply that all those instances of running into that problem were in some definite period IN THE PAST, so not UP TILL NOW. For instance: I encountered this problem several times (when I was in primary school).
+Zul Farid The two answers are correct. It depends on what do you want to answer. That was what James told us in the video. If someone ask you "Have you watched the movie?" if you want to tell him exactly when you watched it you say "I watched it yesterday" (you must use Past Simple), if you want to answer him, but without saying exactly when you watched it - "I have watched the movie".
I've studied English for years and just Now I feel like I really understand Grammar!! Thanks a lot. Tomorrow I have an appointment to give a model lesson of simple past. I'm happy I was lucky to find your channel
Is the sentence "How much coffee have you drunk so far today"? grammatically correct. I mean it's surely a present perfect continuous, isn't it? And btw. Does the "perfect" in "present perfect continuous" stand for the finished time or the finished action in the sentence?
Thank you, James. But could you also specify which tense would be more appropriate in the following cases: 1)" Who broke the window? " or "Who's broken the window?" 2) The man who gave me some advice or The man who's given me some advice, etc. We've always been told in Russia that if a specific time is not specified, than we should use the present perfect. However, I see the tendency among the native speakers to use the simple past in cases like I described (I've described)). Thank you !
Hey can someone please help me?
Can I say - I've read the book 35 times?!
and can I say - I have lived in America for 5 years? or should I say I lived in America for 5 years? (because I'm using a specific time).