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1) If a player joins a basketball club, plays there for 3 years, decides to leave, has a press conference and wants to thank his coach, what does he say? Does he say: "Coach has helped me become the player that I am today" or "Coach helped me become the player that I am today? I personally think that it's the second one because the coach can't help the player any more.

2) If a player is the best at his sport and changes his agent, who is so frustrated that he says:
a) agent: I made you the player you are today
b) I've made you the player you are today
Again I think that it's the second one but I want to see if I'm correct

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Hi ,

1) If a player joins a basketball club, plays there for 3 years, decides to leave, has a press conference and wants to thank his coach, what does he say? Does he say: "Coach has helped me become the player that I am today" or "Coach helped me become the player that I am today? I personally think that it's the second one because the coach can't help the player any more. Both sound OK to me. Perhaps #2, because the focus seems to be on the past action.

2) If a player is the best at his sport and changes his agent, who is so frustrated that he says:

a) agent: I made you the player you are today

b) I've made you the player you are today

Again I think that it's the second one but I want to see if I'm correct

In this context, I'd definitely chose #1. That kind of complaint is commonly said that way.

Clive
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correction - in the second sentence I mean that I think it's the first one
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Thank you! In the second one I meant to say that it was #1 but I mixed up the sentences by mistake Emotion: big smile