Basic Grammar question
Did you see that?
Where did you get that?
In the above senetnces, the verbs "see" and "get" are present tense even though I am talking about something that happened in past. I know the sentences are correct but I still don't know the exact reason/grammar rule for using present tense instead of past tense (saw and got).
If someone can explain the exact grammar rule for this and where all this rule is applicable, that will be helpful.
Since you are asking now about something that happened in the recent past thus: I just saw (recent past) a shooting star, did you see it? (present). I (past) saw these incredible shoes at a sale this morning, you could probably get them (present) if you hurry. Think in terms of agreement.
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