Grammar question: when you are talking about an experience in the past without specifying when this experience happened, which tense do you use?
When you are talking about something that happened in the past, that is finished, and the time period has also finished, and we know when this thing happened, which tense do you use?*
Practise these two tenses in this week's song, an old classic by U2.
* Present perfect ( have / has + past participle) is what we use to talk about an experience in the past when we don't specify when it happened. For example, I've been on TV.
We also use it to talk about things that started in the past and continue until now, or sometime around now. I've worked here for 2 years.
We use the past simple (preterite) to talk about things that started and finished in the past. For example, I went to Cannes yesterday.
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