is this the correct verb tense for this sentence?
She has often spoke to me.
That's incorrect. It's either: "She often speaks to me." Or, as per the explanation above, "She has often spokEN (not spoke; it is spoken) to me.
This is a calamity, especially in the US where you'll frequently hear people say, "I have wrote an email", in an effort to sound elegant, when in fact it only illustrates the lack of education in grammar, which should have been properly taught in the person's youth.
It is: I have written, I have spoken (not spoke), I have ridden (not rode), I have taken (not took), I went (not I have went; no auxiliary verb is required in that last instance).
I hope this helps and THANK YOU, for having asked the question instead of continuing to make the same mistake.
I have two very lovely friends, both very well-known models who will say, "You know farewell that..." Farewell means goodbye forever. What they want to say is, "You know very well that..." or, "You know full well that..." I still can't get them to stop the bad habit. But I continue to try. And again, this is in an effort to sound elegant.
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