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I paid for the shoes already #1 (permalink) Sat Mar 27, 2010 9:38 am   I paid for the shoes already
 

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #187 "Verb Tense Practice (4)", question 9

I ......... for the shoes already.

(a) pays
(b) paying
(c) paid
(d) pay

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #187 "Verb Tense Practice (4)", answer 9

I paid for the shoes already.

Correct answer: (c) paid

Your answer was: correct
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Hello,

I learned that we must use Present Perfect if we want to emphasize that the action has effects in the present (in this case: the shoes are paid for, so leave me alone). I'd be grateful if someone could explain.

Thanks in advance.
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I paid for the shoes already #2 (permalink) Thu Apr 22, 2010 8:47 am   I paid for the shoes already
 

Yes, the present perfect would work here too. (I've paid for the shoes already.)

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I paid for the shoes already #3 (permalink) Thu Apr 22, 2010 19:08 pm   I paid for the shoes already
 

Many thanks Thorsten, I really appreciate your answering.
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