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Anders als im Deutschen ist Present Perfect nicht mit der einfachen Vergangenheit (Past Simple) austauschbar. Mit Hilfe der Signalwörter muss man entscheiden, ob eine Handlung abgeschlossen ist oder Auswirkungen auf die Gegenwart hat.

Infografik: Present Perfect

Interactive Exercises

Present Perfect or Simple Past?

Look at the signal words and fill in the correct forms!

Ms Boyd and her husband are in the bank. They are talking to the bank manager.

Manager: "Good morning. Can I help you?"

Ms Boyd: "Yes, we booked (book) a holiday in Canada three months ago and picked up (pick up) the tickets from the travel agent a week later. But we haven't got (not get) any Canadian money yet."

Manager: "Have you already decided (you, already, decide) how much you need?"

Ms Boyd: "We talked (talk) about that yesterday and we need 5,000 Canadian $."

Manager: "Did you call (you, call) us a day before?"

Mr Boyd: "Yes, we phoned (phoned) in the afternoon." Manager: "The money hasn't come (not, come) from the main bank yet."

Ms Boyd: "That's not good."

Manager: "Wait a minute. I checked (check) the money an hour ago but perhaps it has come (come) since then."

Manager: "A man has just brought (just, bring) the money from the main bank. lt is here."

Mr Boyd: "We haven't asked (not, ask) yet how much a Canadian dollar is."

Manager: "I checked (check) yesterday and 5,000 dollars were (be) 750 pounds. But I haven't looked (not, look) today yet. Though I think it's the same."

Mr Boyd: "That's OK. Thank you."

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Ms Boyd and her husband are in the bank. They are talking to the bank manager.

Manager: "Good morning. Can I help you?"

Ms Boyd: "Yes, we booked (book) a holiday in Canada three months ago and picked up (pick up) the tickets from the travel agent a week later. But we haven't got (not get) any Canadian money yet."

Manager: "Have you already decided (you, already, decide) how much you need?"

Ms Boyd: "We talked (talk) about that yesterday and we need 5,000 Canadian $."

Manager: "Did you call (you, call) us a day before?"

Mr Boyd: "Yes, we phoned (phoned) in the afternoon." Manager: "The money hasn't come (not, come) from the main bank yet."

Ms Boyd: "That's not good."

Manager: "Wait a minute. I checked (check) the money an hour ago but perhaps it has come (come) since then."

Manager: "A man has just brought (just, bring) the money from the main bank. lt is here."

Mr Boyd: "We haven't asked (not, ask) yet how much a Canadian dollar is."

Manager: "I checked (check) yesterday and 5,000 dollars were (be) 750 pounds. But I haven't looked (not, look) today yet. Though I think it's the same."

Mr Boyd: "That's OK. Thank you." }}