Present perfect or past simple, British Council

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We use the present perfect to talk about something in the past that is still true now. There is no mention of any definite time in the past:I'm very nervous, I've never sung in public before.He has sung in a concert.We use the simple past to talk about events that happened at a definite time in the past:When did you do the other concert?I sang at the anniversary celebrations.Remember, if we say 'when' something happened, we must use the simple past .

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