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bought a computer last week #1 (permalink) Fri Sep 07, 2012 11:23 am   bought a computer last week
 

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #180 "Basic Grammar Exercises (1)", question 5

I ......... a new computer last week.

(a) bought
(b) will buy
(c) buy
(d) have bought

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #180 "Basic Grammar Exercises (1)", answer 5

I bought a new computer last week.

Correct answer: (a) bought

Your answer was: incorrect
I have bought a new computer last week.
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Why have bought should not use?
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bought a computer last week #2 (permalink) Fri Sep 07, 2012 12:31 pm   bought a computer last week
 

Because 'last week' indicates the time so you need to use simple past. You can't use the present perfect with time indicators such as last week, last month, last Friday, two weeks ago, in 2012, etc.

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bought a computer last week #3 (permalink) Mon Sep 10, 2012 7:42 am   bought a computer last week
 

Thank u so much Torsten!!!!!!!!!!!!
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