For Present Perfect tense we use [HAS / HAVE] + [past participle] like:
1. You have grown since the last time I saw you.
2. The government has become more interested in arts education.
Why in example 2 become is used instead of became? Shouldn't it be in simple past form?
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come came come
become became become
I know it is tricky but that's English
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Any "compound" tense is formed with the proper form/tense of 'have' + the past participle (no matter what the tense of 'have'. "Earlier in the year I had been named head of the department." "Next year I will have earned another degree." [even if it didn't happen: "If I had known that, I would have eaten more for dinner."]
>Why in example 2 become is used instead of became? Shouldn't it be in simple past form?
No, because it's related to the present, it's not at some remote past time. What they really want to say is:
2. The government has recently/lately become more interested in arts education.
it's just one of those irregular verbs that doesn't follow the rules that most verbs do, so we just have to learn and accept them the way they are But I guess they evolved with the speech, as human speech and language evolves through times and follows convenience or just random habbits too (not only well made rules. It's all okay that way.
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