Help with Present Perfect please

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jonatec
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Help with Present Perfect please

Unread post by jonatec » 02 Jan 2015, 13:05

Complete the sentence. Put the verb in the correct form (present perfect).

1. I didn't tell (not / tell ) anybody that you're coming to see us, so nobody knows.

2. I haven't told (not / tell ) anybody that you're coming to see us, so nobody knows.

Number 1 is incorrect, 2 is correct. Can anyone help me understand why 1 is incorrect?

Thanks!

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Re: Help with Present Perfect please

Unread post by jonatec » 08 Jan 2015, 07:27

Excellent, thanks!

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Re: Help with Present Perfect please

Unread post by jonatec » 17 Jan 2015, 09:39

englishttw: nice site thank you !

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Re: Help with Present Perfect please

Unread post by pauldev » 20 Jan 2015, 08:46

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Re: Help with Present Perfect please

Unread post by matronson » 31 Aug 2016, 10:10

I think there is no mistake may be I am wrong!! but I can't any mistake.

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