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Hi

I'm wondering which one of there sentences is correct, or whether there is a difference between them.

'I slept for 4 hours today.'
'I've slept for 4 hours today.'

I always tend to use perfect tenses because I see some logical consequences. That's why I'd go for I've slept for 4 hours today. (I'm sleepy now. // Maybe I'll sleep more today.)
I've found both alternatives in google so I'm really unsure which one is appropriate.
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Another problem that I have...

'Everyone uses is as they want.'

Is the 'they want' part correct?
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And if you have found ( Can I use just 'found' here?) anygrammatical mistake in my post, write me a correction in your response please. Emotion: smile

Thanks in advance.
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Hi,

I'm wondering which one of there sentences is correct, or whether there is a difference between them.

'I slept for 4 hours today.'
'I've slept for 4 hours today.'

I always tend to use perfect tenses because I see some logical consequences. Yes, the Present Perfect suggests some relevance to the present situtation.
The Simple Past simply makes a statement about the past.
That's why I'd go for I've slept for 4 hours today. (I'm sleepy now. // Maybe I'll sleep more today.)
I've found both alternatives in google so I'm really unsure which one is appropriate.
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Another problem that I have...

'Everyone uses is as they want.' I don't understand what this sentence means. Are you discussing the word 'is'? If so, put it in quotes.

Is the 'they want' part correct?
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And if you have found ( Can I use just 'found' here? 'Have found' is better.) anygrammatical mistake in my post, write me a correction in your response please. Emotion: smile

Clive
I'm wondering which one of there these sentences is correct (Both are correct.), or whether there is a difference between them.

'I slept for 4 four hours today.' Earlier in the day. Maybe I woke up hours ago.

'I've slept for 4 four hours today.' Just now. I'm just now waking up.

x = now
..............[slept]......................x...............
............................[have slept ]x................

I always tend to use perfect tenses because I see some logical consequences. That's why I'd go for with "I've slept for 4 four hours today". (I'm sleepy now. // Maybe I'll sleep more today.)
I've found both alternatives in Google so I'm really unsure which one is appropriate.
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Another problem that I have...

'Everyone uses is it? as they want.'

Is the 'they want' part correct? Yes. as they want = in the way that they want to use it.

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And if you have found ( Can I use just 'found' here? Yes, but have found is better because there is current relevance.) anygrammatical mistake in my post, write me a correction in your response please. Emotion: smileDone.

CJ
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Hi Clive

I'm sorry, I had mistyped (or just mustyped? I'd go for perfect because 'I had mistyped-->You didn't understand it') it. It should be like this:

Everyone uses it as they want.

Sorry, my bad.
CalifJim, thank you so much.

In the 'they want' part, I'd been confused. I had understood the meaning of 'as they want' but it seems strange that I write two verbs in one sentence, the first with +s, even though both of them are reffering to the same subject.

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Btw, Is there a way to edit a response after it's been already posted? (Can I place 'already' before been or after posted?)

Again, thanks in advance.
Hi,

Consider this.
The Past Perfect is not usually used when the meaning is obvious without it.
Excessive and unnecessary use of the tense is one way that you show you are not a native speaker.Emotion: smile

Clive
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In the 'they want' part, I'd been I was confused. I had understood the meaning of 'as they want' but it seems strange that I to write two verbs in one sentence, the first with +s, even though both of them are reffering referring to the same subject.

"everyone" takes a singular verb (even though it seems plural in meaning).

"they" takes a plural verb.
So even though "everyone" and "they" refer to the same group, the verbs in the two clauses have to be different.

CJ
HardellIs there a way to edit a response after it's been already posted? (Can I place 'already' before been or after posted?)
I think you have a little time to edit but not much. So if you miss the time limit, you can't edit your post anymore.

From my observations,

after it's already been posted is the usual word order.
after it's been posted already is the next most usual order.
after it's been already posted is the least usual order.

CJ
For the first part of your question, both statement are correct. However, normally people use the first since it is shorter and not as formal. Although, you are correct with the second statement making more sense from a ESL perspective.

For the second part of your question, that statement is not accurate or make sense so I am not sure exactly what you are asking. Possibly you are trying to say, "Everyone uses WHAT they want".

And yes found is correct!
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