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Have you spoken to me earlier?

Did you speak to me earlier?

Please check them

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Have you spoken to me earlier?

Did you speak to me earlier?

Please check them

You need the second one. The first one is wrong.

'earlier' suggests a point in time. You cannot mention a point in time in a sentence that has the present perfect tense (a 'have' form like 'have spoken').

CJ

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A timely reminder to me! Then these should not be wrong because they do not suggest a point of time only in the past:

Have you spoken to me till now/yet/so far/already/ever?

BulbulTadaHave you spoken to me till now/yet/so far/already/ever?

Have you spoken to me till now? No. Not idiomatic.
Have you spoken to me yet? OK.
Have you spoken to me so far? OK, but not idiomatic.
Have you spoken to me already? Possible, but see next example.
Have you already spoken to me? OK. More natural word order.
Have you ever spoken to me? OK in this word order.

CJ

CalifJimHave you spoken to me till now? No. Not idiomatic.

I have understood this first remark in this manner. 'till now' or 'until now' is not possible here because these do not indicate a point of time in present, and using these is not even idiomatic as well.

Thanks for breaking my sentence down explaining each one one by one. As for next sentences, I understand and agree with the natural word orders you have given.

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BulbulTadaI have understood this first remark in this manner. 'till now' or 'until now' is not possible here because these do not indicate a point of time in present, and using these is not even idiomatic as well.

However, a final 'till/until now' works with the present perfect in the declarative negative. It can signal a change of state from "no" to "yes", in which case it can be paraphrased with "This is first time ...".

I haven't spoken to them until now.
(I am speaking to them now, however — for the first time.)
Also, I've never spoken to them until now.

More examples:

The Times has not published a story about that matter until now.
There has never been enough data to answer that question until now.
For ordinary citizens to fly into space has not been possible until now.

CJ

It dawns on me that 'until now' is used only if the sentence signals a change of state from then on.

Did I understand the proper meaning of 'until now' until now/earlier? No but I seem to do now.

Have I understood the proper meaning of 'until now' until now earlier yet?

Have I already understood the proper meaning yet?

I haven't understood the proper meaning until now/earlier, but it seems I do now.

Until now, I haven't understood it, but it seems I do now.

BulbulTadaIt dawns on me that 'until now' is used only if the sentence signals a change of state from then on.

Yes.

He will be here until 5 pm. (After 5 pm he will be gone.)

I didn't realize that he had left until now. (I did not know he was gone. I just found out.)

BulbulTadaHave I understood the proper meaning of 'until now' until now earlier yet?

Have I not understood the proper meaning of 'until now' until now? (I did not understand before, now I do.)

BulbulTadaHave I already understood the proper meaning yet?

Have I already understood the proper meaning yet?

BulbulTadaI haven't understood the proper meaning until now/earlier, but it seems I do now.

I haven't understood the proper meaning until now, but it seems I do now.

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Do you mean 'Have I not understood the proper meaning until now?' is not a question but an exclamation to mean, 'I haven't understood the proper meaning until now'? A question is not a declarative negative for the use of 'until now' to work!

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