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Is there any difference in meaning between the following interrogative sentences and are these both sentences correct?

1: What happened to her?

2: What has happened to her?

In my opinion, both sentences are correct. As far as tenses are concerned, difference lies in that sentence #1 is in simple Past Tense form and other one is in Present Perfect Tense.
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Thank you!

CJ
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Hello! this is a very good explanation, i had the same doubt, but i would like to know how it would be with a first person, for example:

It is correct to use this:
-Hello Sara I had an accident. It was really terrible.
- Oh God Cody!! What have happened to you? Are you ok?

Or this:
-Hello Sara I had an accident. It was really terrible.
- Oh God Cody!! What has happened to you? Are you ok?

I wonder what's the difference, i always have known that we must have to use Have when we referred to a first and second person line : I,YOU,WE,THEY. And Has when you referred to a third person like:SHE ,HE , IT. That's why i do not understand what is wrong with the second form.
Some people told me that it is because i'm talking about what was the thing that happened to that person not referring directly to that person, but if it is like that, how it works? Because it really sounds strange to me to use Has when i am talking about You,we,they. Can you help me please?
AnonymousIt is correct to use this:-Hello Sara I had an accident. It was really terrible. - Oh God Cody!! What have happened to you? Are you ok?
No, it's not correct.
What has happened? "What" is a third person singular pronoun..
CalifJimPresent point of view. You see this: Mary staggers in the door. Her clothes are dirty. There are cuts and scratches on her arms. You say to a friend nearby:-- What happened to her? or What has happened to her? (or What's happened to her?)
In this context, which would you prefer to say, "What happened to her?" or "What's happened to her?"
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HUBLOTIn this context, which would you prefer to say, "What happened to her?" or "What's happened to her?"
I would probably say "What happened to her?" though it doesn't really matter in this case.

CJ
I really liked the way you explained that thing, CJ. Thank you, and 'thumb's up' to your posts!
Thanks a lot for your reply, CJ. Emotion: smile

Are there any cases in which you would prefer "What's happened to XXX" to "What happened to XXX"?
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HUBLOTAre there any cases in which you would prefer "What's happened to XXX" to "What happened to XXX"?
Absolutely.

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