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KooyeenNo one here wants to fight. We just want to move on. Is there any way to move on here, now? Of course, if you don't give us a good reason to believe what you say, and if what you say makes so little sense that it borders on sheer irony, how can sarcasm be avoided? So, can we move on, seriously? Because if we can't, further irony and sarcasm will be inevitable, and the thread might have to be locked, eventually.
You personally have all the freedom to move on, move about, move up, move for, or move off (speaking frankly, I personally would prefer you doing the latter). The things that are being discussed here do not intersect with your convolutions in any way. They are incompatible. We are incompatible. We both belong to parallel worlds, and the fact that we came to knowing about each other's existence is nothing more than a vexatious fortuity. Besides, I'm getting depressed with the crying irrelevance of the words like "irony", "sarcasm" and "seriously" when they are pronounced by your mouth, since this irrelevance ensues from the very essence of the word I suggested that you look up, and that you apparently didn't. Switch your restless attention to any of myriads of events happening endlessly around you. Forget about grammar, forget about me. Give Universe a slack. Thank you.

(OMG! Poor Swift!...)
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rinoceronteAlphecca, now it's your turn to look the dictionary up. I'm talking about "cheesing off".
Rino; I honestly admire your wonderful gift for irony as Kooyeen has noted. You are remarkably talented in bodacious semantic gifting. We have been poking holes in your theories during this entire thread. They now stand revealed as this beautiful round of Emmental.
rinoceronteI can back my statements with the blog of mine.
P.S. Thanks for this one too. I've been on the lookout for a good example of circular argument.
Poking holes? Wow... I went for the euphemistic one for reasons...

Yes, I saw that you gnawed the holes, mice. Spoiled such a good truckle...
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rinocerontethe wicked perfect/perfective legend is your thievish instrument, a forcer that you use to burgle the minds of innocent people with.
Emotion: big smile
You really have no idea how funny this is? Your responses seem to be getting more and more witty. Really. Each one is better than the previous. For someone who is not a native speaker, you are amazingly good with words! Have you ever thought of giving up teaching grammar and becoming a writer? (No sarcasm intended.)

(Of course, as you know, I don't buy your views on grammar, but that's a different matter.)

CJ
CalifJimYou really have no idea how funny this is? Your responses seem to be getting more and more witty. Really. Each one is better than the previous. For someone who is not a native speaker, you are amazingly good with words! Have you ever thought of giving up teaching grammar and becoming a writer? (No sarcasm intended.)
Yep. I have written one. It's, as your hunch absolutely correctly told you, is good, since I, as you quite sharp-sightedly noticed, am good with words and (this observance has been escaping you for now) thoughts. It's about "How Present Perfect turned out to have never been present". It's gonna depress you. But other people like it.
CalifJim(Of course, as you know, I don't buy your views on grammar, but that's a different matter.)CJ
I don't remember selling you anything.
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2Grammar Geek:

Hi, Barbara

You can't say that "no one would ever say so". "I was reading books" gives you 220,000 results in Google. Plus 170,00 for "I was reading papers". Plus 178,000 for "I was reading magazines". And that's only one verb.

You can't call all of them foreigners' mistakes. Even if they are, you might want to figure out, why people are doing that.

People are looking for the way you render the aspects, because they don't believe you don't do that (at least, subconsciously). Isn't that crucial? Shouldn't that be taken into account when teaching English to aspectful natives?

You see, I'm as a grammar geek as you are. How are we supposed to find our the truth if we don't communicate? There's no point in me sitting here and mumbling this stuff for myself. Let's talk! Don't lock the threads, which are cool and needed. Thank you.
OK, I got the point. If I'm allowed to pontificate only here, let it be so. Just one question: why do you call it pontificating? Am I not open to communicate? Do I have a power to shut anyone up? Did I ignore anyone's arguments?

The present perfect is a present tense that is used to express a past event that has present consequences. The term is used particularly in the context of English grammar to refer to forms like "I have left".

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I have heard .. is the right one

Because we are talking about the present perfect