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Find the Mistake - Past Simple or Present Perfect

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Each sentence or group of sentences contains one mistake. Find the mistake and correct it. Click on the next page to see the correct answers.

Example:

Sentence: He lived in that house since 1999.
Correction: He has lived in that house since 1999.

  • Did you finish that job yet? I haven't seen the finished product.
  • Tom worked in our company for 10 years. He started in 2000.
  • They've lived in New York for 10 years before they moved in 1987.
  • I saw that film three times in my life.
  • How long did you have your current car? When did you buy it?
  • She has known Tom for fifteen years. They have met in Paris.
  • Jason has wanted to go to Disneyland since he has been a child.
  • I have gone to San Francisco in 1993. I've been there a total of three times.
  • He went to lunch but should be back soon.
  • The criminals have committed three crimes. The have committed the first crime at 10 o'clock last night.

Learn more about the present perfect and the past simple using these links.

Simple Past or Present Perfect English Grammar Review Quiz
Past Simple/Present Perfect Review
Past Simple and Past Continuous
Basic English - Past Simple
Present Perfect

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