I see many emails every day with I’ve ordered…, or I’ve emailed…, and think that instead, it would be better to write “I ordered…,” or “I emailed…”
Is there a true grammatical rule that would help clear this up? I looked for over an hour, all over the web, for this type of information.
This has bothered me for years. I’m looking to the professionals - please help.
This page gives some examples while explaining the difference in a very concise but clear manner:
web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/elc/StudyZone/ … pvpast.htm
Many also have difficulties with the difference between present continuous and present simple:
web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/elc/StudyZone/ … simcon.htm
I’ve order(present perfect) I ordered (past simple)
The simple past can be used with expressions which signify a definite, particular time in the past.
I bought a car yesterday.
I have bough a car yesterday. (wrong)
I emailed (action happened and finished in the past )
I have emailed (may be I can send another emails today)
Excellent! Thank you. I really appreciate the replies and so quickly at that. Thanks all!
Thanks a lot for the website. Its really help me.