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What is the difference between present perfect and past perfect?



 
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What is the difference between present perfect and past perfect? #1 (permalink) Mon May 28, 2007 11:24 am   What is the difference between present perfect and past perfect?
 

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #57 "Chit Chat: At the pub", question 3

Charles: And I see you've ......... your little dog with you.

(a) brining
(b) brings
(c) brought
(d) bought

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #57 "Chit Chat: At the pub", answer 3

Charles: And I see you've brought your little dog with you.

Correct answer: (c) brought

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what is the difference between Have & Had?

For Instance,

I have done my graduation in BSc Computers
I had done my graduation in Bsc Computers

which one is correct, Detailed answer would be appreciated..
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have/had #2 (permalink) Mon May 28, 2007 11:36 am   have/had
 

Hi Vara,

I see you have brought in this sentence refers to the fact that the dog is here now and that explains the use of the Present Perfect. If you said: I see you had brought (Past perfect) your dog, you would have to indicate another time in the past in relation to it.

In your sentences:

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I have done my graduation in BSc Computers
I had done my graduation in Bsc Computers

the first one simply indicates at some time in the past (not specified) you graduated. In the second one you would need to show another tense/time (past simple) as for example: I had done my graduation before I started working.

Incidentally I think it would be simpler to write: I graduated in *** rather than I have/had graduated in ***

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What is the difference between present perfect and past perfect? #3 (permalink) Mon May 28, 2007 12:08 pm   What is the difference between present perfect and past perfect?
 

As far as I know, not even the Brits would say "I graduated in a BSc..."

I'd suggest saying: "I graduated with a BS in Computer Science". :wink:
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What is the difference between present perfect and past perfect? #4 (permalink) Tue May 29, 2007 7:35 am   What is the difference between present perfect and past perfect?
 

Youre quite right, Amy. What I meant by *** in my sentence was the subject - computing.

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