Present perfect or past simple, British Council


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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