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Why used 'dreamed' instead of 'have dreamed'



 
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Why used 'dreamed' instead of 'have dreamed' #1 (permalink) Mon Apr 10, 2006 10:11 am   Why used 'dreamed' instead of 'have dreamed'
 

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #83 "Past Participle Sentences", question 6

Last night, I ......... I was calling the police and really did it.

(a) dream
(b) dreaming
(c) dreamed
(d) have dreamed

English Grammar Tests, Elementary Level

ESL/EFL Test #83 "Past Participle Sentences", answer 6

Last night, I dreamed I was calling the police and really did it.

Correct answer: (c) dreamed

Your answer was: incorrect
Last night, I have dreamed I was calling the police and really did it.
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Could you please explain why used "dreamed" instead of "have dreamed"

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Tense #2 (permalink) Mon Apr 10, 2006 11:12 am   Tense
 

Hi,

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Last night, I dreamed I was calling the police and really did it. Could you please explain why used "dreamed" instead of "have dreamed"

You need the Past Simple (I dreamed) here because the time is past as indicated in the adverb expression last night. If you say I have dreamed, the time is not definite and not indicated.

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Tense #3 (permalink) Fri Feb 27, 2009 10:00 am   Tense
 

Alan wrote:
Hi,

You asked:

Quote:
Last night, I dreamed I was calling the police and really did it. Could you please explain why used "dreamed" instead of "have dreamed"

You need the Past Simple (I dreamed) here because the time is past as indicated in the adverb expression last night. If you say I have dreamed, the time is not definite and not indicated.

Alan

How about dreamt? can we use it in the phrase?

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Why used 'dreamed' instead of 'have dreamed' #4 (permalink) Fri Feb 27, 2009 10:02 am   Why used 'dreamed' instead of 'have dreamed'
 

Hi Zellzazcks,

The alternative spelling 'dreamt' is fine.

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Why used 'dreamed' instead of 'have dreamed' #5 (permalink) Wed Nov 25, 2009 15:11 pm   Why used 'dreamed' instead of 'have dreamed'
 

Hi Alan
Why we don't use "dreamt " instead of "dreamed"? Due to past tense & past participle form of "dream" is "dreamt".

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