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1. I have seen the book you were reading.

2. I saw the book you were reading.

(What is thedifference between them?)

  • English -

    Actually, there's very little difference between these two sentences.

    This site explains the past perfect tense you used in the first sentence.

    http://web2.uvcs.uvic.ca/elc/studyzone/410/grammar/pperf.htm

  • English -

    Ms.Sue, did you not mean the present perfect tense?
    Wouldn't the past perfect tense be:
    "I had seen the book you were reading"?

  • English -

    EG, correct.

  • English -

    Ooops! Sorry. Thanks for catching my booboo, E.G. and Bob.

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    You're welcome Ms. Sue - errare humanum est.

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